Today’s Rye and Battle Observers are out on the news stands are packed full of news.
Our front page in Rye leads with public reaction to Rye Academy Trust’s decision to not take on any year 10 and year 12 students at Rye Studio School over the next academic year, starting in September.
The move is due to the trust having to rein in on its spending.
A protest was held this week by students and parents as a result of the announcement. Turn to pages 3, 4 and 5 for full coverage of the story.
Our front page for Battle features traders’ concerns over a lack of parking enforcement. They say that, together with high parking charges, are keeping customers away and driving businesses out of town.
There is a two-page feature on the issue, which can be found on pages 4 and 5 of the Battle Observer
Headteachers in East Sussex have also launched a campaign calling for fairer funding for schools.
They said secondary schools could each lose six teachers and primary school could lose two if more money is not provided by the government.
The full story can be found on page 2 of both the Rye and Battle Observers.
The families of the five friends who died at Camber Sands last summer want to know if the district council ‘could or should have done more’, a pre-inquest hearing heard this week. For the full story, turn to page 6.
Turn to pages 20 and 21 for a two-page feature on the latest news regarding rail services in the area.
In the feature there is talk that a new Southeastern franchise could include ‘essential’ high speed rail services to 1066 Country.
The current contract is due to end in 2018 and passengers are being asked to share their thoughts through a Department for Transport consultation.
For letters and opinion turn to pages 30 and 31.
To catch up with the latest news in the villages, turn to page 36 where our Village Voices correspondents’ reports start.
The latest entertainment news on shows, exhibitions and other leisure activities across 1066 Country starts on page 58 with our WOW247 section.
And for sports news from across the area, turn to pages 84-92.
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