Rye Town Council spends on projects without any publicity or discussion with local townspeople, including the appointment of a town steward and, probably, the sale of Town Hall Cottage and purchase of two housing units. Isn't it time residents were part of a robust debate on local priorities, asks Mary Smith?
Amber Rudd hosted another rail summit at Hastings last week and had a Transport Minister there to make an on-message speech for the defending Conservative candidate in May's general election. But not all went clackety-clack for Rudd. She always talks of the Javelin project with absolute confidence, but the minister wasn't quite so definite, reports Nick Taylor
Commuter Paul Barker doesn't take a bad service standing up - not on a cold, wintry platform at 6am. When Rye's diesel shuttle service went awry earlier this month, he started a twitter account specifically to give fellow travellers a voice and to spread the word. He describes here why he wants you to follow . . .