Mature Ports win case for defence

St Leonards CP – 18 Rye – 7 (HT 10-7) Rugby is often a free-flowing game, but sometimes like today an arm wrestle between two evenly matched sides can provide real spectacle. With both sides evenly matched in the league in the opening seconds Rye strung together a slick set of offloads and support runs […]

Antiques expert Andy keeps audience enthralled with tales from his travels

Sussex Wildlife Trust raised £1,200 for the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre Appeal from a hilarious and anecdote-packed ‘Evening with Andy McConnell’ held at the Masonic Hall in St Leonards on Friday. More than 100 people came to listen to Andy regale them with fascinating stories of his life, including many years with Antiques Roadshow. The […]

Open topped bus set to be a big draw for tourists this summer

Seeing the sites of Hastings and St Leonards just got easier thanks to a new open top bus service launched by Stagecoach earlier this month. The open top bus will start and finish at Combe Haven Holiday Park and run between Harley Shute and Hastings Old Town. The journey will take in venues including the […]

MP’s magical Marshlink tour – it’s the volunteers who make the difference

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd was given a whistle stop tour of some of the community work being undertaken at some Marshlink stations last Saturday. The tour was organised by John Spencer of Winchelsea, one of the volunteers working for the Sussex Community Rail Partnership, the community interest company which encourages community use of […]

Train delayed by 15 minutes? Then compensation is coming your way

From November if your train from Hastings or Rye is delayed by 15 minutes then you’ll be in line for a compensation payment under a new ‘Delay repay 15’ scheme. Any passenger delayed by 15 minutes or more will be able to ask for cash back. It comes after local MP Amber Rudd took the […]

The Battle for Hastings… the winners and losers of the Euro poll

In the most hotly contested European Parliamentary elections ever the result in Hastings Borough mirrored the way the vote went nationally. The big winners were the Brexit Party, The Greens and the Liberal Democrats while the big losers were the Conservative and Labour parties The full breakdown of votes in Hastings borough was: The Brexit […]

Rudd ‘passionate’ about improvements to rail service

The Marshlink Community Rail Partnership (CRP) – part of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership – held its annual general meeting in Rye on Friday. A packed town hall heard presentations from Kevin ‘Taff’ Barry, the Marshlink community rail development officer, Amber Rudd MP, Angie Doll, passenger services director for Southern and Gatwick Express, Andrew Wood, […]

Teaming up with Rye, Ports continue their winning ways

St Leonards/Rye XV 65 Alresford 27 (HT 31-5) After their own ground became unavailable Ports needed to find alternative arrangements to host touring Hampshire side Alresford RFC and Rye came to the rescue with a ground and a shared team. Ports provided the majority of players, but Rye provided dangerous backline runners and strong back […]