In this week’s Rye and Battle Observers (March 24)

Front pages of the Rye Observer and Battle Observer, 24-03-17 SUS-170324-135014001
Front pages of the Rye Observer and Battle Observer, 24-03-17 SUS-170324-135014001

The Rye and Battle Observers hit the newstands today (Friday, March 24) and here is what you can expect to find in this week’s edition.

There is one story dominating the news in Battle this week, and that is the tragic death of mum-of-three Debbie Masters, who died after she was struck by a car while walking with her family through the town centre.

Battle MP Huw Merriman, who was on lock-down in the House of Commons for more than five hours during Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster, speaks out about his experience.

The team at the Rother Valley Railway have spoken of their joy after Rother District Council gave them the go ahead to restore a two mile section of track over the A21.

Also this week, the council has announced plans to end its ten year waste collection contract with Kier four years early, blaming a fall in the market for recycling materials.

This week’s paper also carries a two-page feature on the work of the SERV blood runners, a group of volunteers who transport emergency blood products to hospitals across East and West Sussex.

There is also an eight-page Hastings Half Marathon special, including pictures of runners and results.

And don’t miss the latest entertainment news from around Hastings and Rother in our Wow 24/7 supplement and the latest Rye and Battle sporting action with sports reporter Simon Newstead.

The Rye and Battle Observers are available from all good newsagents.