In this week’s Rye and Battle Observers (18/11/16)

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It’s Friday and the latest editions of the Rye and Battle Observers have hit the newstand.

The Battle Observer leads on the story about a member of the Battel Bonfire Boyes having a lucky escape after a firework exploded in his face during a professional display at the weekend.

Dedication of War Memorial Statue and Armistice Day 11/11/2016, Battle.

Sculptor, Guy Portelli. SUS-161111-130234001

Dedication of War Memorial Statue and Armistice Day 11/11/2016, Battle. Sculptor, Guy Portelli. SUS-161111-130234001

Last weekend the ribbon was finally cut on the new Battle war memorial statue as part of the town’s Armistice Day service. Reporter Laura Cooke was at the official unveiling and you can read her interview with sculptor Guy Portelli and the team behind the project on pages 20 and 21.

And if you fancy some bonfire action this weekend, you can find the full information about Saturday’s Robertsbridge bonfire event on page 7 and in this week’s Robertsbridge Village Voice column.

The Rye Observer brings you the latest on the court case of David Lord, the elderly driver who killed a Udimore woman when his car ploughed through the window of a coffee shop on Christmas Eve.

There are also spreads of pictures taken at Rye Bonfire and the town’s Remembrance Day events.

Rye Bonfire 2016. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-161114-072242001

Rye Bonfire 2016. Photo by Frank Copper SUS-161114-072242001

Wow 24/7 brings you the latest entertainment news from around the area, including a preview of a new version of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy King Lear, which will be playing venues in Battle and Rye shortly.

Battle Baptists’ thrashing of Ore Athletic is the leading story in our sports section, which also includes reports of recent hockey, rugby, boxing and running fixtures.

Rural Rother is well-represented in the Observer Pub of the Year finals - don’t forget to get your votes in before it’s too late.

And don’t miss your 24-page guide to Christmas shopping and festive events in Hastings and Rother, tucked away in the centre of the paper.

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