999 call takers and CCTV operators have been awarded by Sussex Police.
RYE Methodist Church will be opening its doors on Saturday May 25 from 11am - 4pm.
A KIND-hearted schoolgirl has had her prized hair cut off in aid of a children’s cancer charity.
FARMER Chris Sargent is furious that as work on the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road forges ahead, his livestock are at risk of having no water.
CHANGES in Rother District Council’s Cabinet are due to be formalised at next Monday evening’s annual meeting of the full council at Bexhill town hall.
Fatboy Slim has been announced as the final headliner for Bestival's 10th anniversary event on the Isle of Wight
The Atomic Weapons Establishment, which makes and maintains warheads for the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent, has admitted putting employees at risk at a site in Berkshire.
A maritime care home in Surrey has joined the national Dementia Friends campaign as part of its on-going drive to both expand its specialist care provision and provide a wider support network for the families of residents suffering from the disease.
A mother-of-five from Hastings travelled to Somerset with 13 members of her family to welcome home Royal Marines from their final deployment in Afghanistan.
An "inspirational" Kent headteacher has won the Pearson Teaching Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School in the South East of England.
Chart star George Michael has been airlifted to hospital for treatment to head injuries after a motorway accident - the latest car drama for the troubled singer.
The father of a 20-month-old toddler who was found dead at a house has spoken of the loss of his "uniquely beautiful" daughter who meant the world to him.
The widow of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko has accused a coroner of abandoning his search for the truth about Russian state responsibility for her husband's death.
It was "common practice" for undercover police officers within Scotland Yard to use dead children's identities, an investigation has found.
The man accused of murdering April Jones told police he had a "mental block" about what happened to her body, a jury has heard.
THE Snave wind farm objectors are not environmentalists, but NIMBYs, plain and simple.
HOW sad it was to read letters last week deploring the behaviour of selfish and arrogant road users, of both motorized vehicles and cycles.
I AM grateful to all those who voted in the local elections on May 2, and particularly grateful, naturally, to those who voted to give me a further term on the County Council.
I READ the recent letter in your paper praising the wonderfully colourful and strong polyanthus planted in the market square of Battle by the Rainbows.
IT makes perfect sense to invite Rye to the table for the 2017 UK City of Culture bid.
It’s all too easy to knock the police but this week we are keen to see them get some recognition and praise for a job well done.
Welcome the new (Dutch) king! As a strong Euro believer I thought I would never say this; but as the crisis has finally hit the West-European countries big time, more Germans, Dutch and others want the Euro to go.
THE Rye Observer did not have any stance or strong views on whether Rye Town Council should have flown the flag at half mast for Baroness Thatcher’s funeral.
The eighth annual running of the Hastings Runners Five Mile Race took place this morning (Sunday).
Local businesses and organisations are being urged to nominate their star workplace learners for the Sussex Learning Awards.
CELEBRATING 20 years of business in Battle is Mary Knight of Koko who this week held a lunch for 20 customers, friends and family members at Powdermills. Mary opened for business in Tillsyard in 1993 and for her success is all about customer satisfaction, “true passion” for business and “a lot of hard work.”
A RYE farmer has been hit by the first incident of potentially lethal blowfly strike in the South East this year.
Question: “I was approached out of the blue by someone who wanted to buy my company. What should I do?” Mike
PROTECTING working teens was one of the main issues addressed during Child Employment Fortnight.
Two local organisations have won a contract to relaunch Locate East Sussex, the one-stop shop designed to attract new business investment in the county.
In recognition of their outstanding contribution to the success of the firm, solicitors Cara Sheppard, Jamie Salvidge and Debra Frazer have accepted invitations to become partners in leading East Sussex law firm Gaby Hardwicke.
PROTEST is mounting over plans to build another windfarm in the Rye area.
THE results of the East Sussex County Council elections for the Rother area were announced at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill this morning (Friday).
The East Sussex County Council election result for the division of Hailsham and Herstmonceux
The East Sussex County Council election result for the division of Rye and Eastern Rother
The East Sussex County Council election result for the division of Rother North West
A WOMAN whose mother had been dead for a month before the family was informed by the Conquest Hospital is angry at what she described as an ‘appalling lack of decency’ shown.
PUBLIC Health officials in East Sussex are backing a campaign aimed at targeting the ‘lost generation’ of young people who have not been full immunised against measles.
THE ongoing measles epidemic in Wales has highlighted the fact that thousands of children in East Sussex are still not are still not immunised against measles, mumps and rubella says the County Council.
THERE will be an opportunity to learn more about new health care plans for the Rye area at Rye Town Hall on April 29.
Justin Bieber has just hours to reclaim his pet monkey from the animal shelter where it has been since it was seized by German customs, officials say, but he will have to pay thousands for the two-month stay even if he doesn't take the animal back.
Samantha Womack is to return to EastEnders two years after featuring in a controversial storyline that left her so stressed she needed to take a break.
Bucks Fizz hit Making Your Mind Up has been named the nation's favourite UK Eurovision song more than three decades after its triumph.
Favourites Denmark could prove a disaster for bookies if they land their predicted win at the Eurovision Song Contest tomorrow night.
Ratings for the American Idol finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show.
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
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