Eat Out to Help Out acclaimed a success in hastings and Rye

The August the Eat Out to Help Out scheme delivered nearly 100,000 discounted meals across Hastings and Rye. The Government backed scheme was designed to encourage people back out to our restaurants, pubs and bars to get those businesses back on their feet after they had been forced to close as a result of the […]

Neil’s recipe for success: creativity, talent, luck and a lot of drive

Art Attack’s Neil Buchanan lives near Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and is a regular visitor. Emma Chaplin caught up with him over the phone to find out how his lockdown was going.  Many people will know you as a TV presenter, but you’re also an artist and musician. Tell us a bit more about yourself. […]

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 […]


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