In this week’s Rye and Battle Observers (4/11/16)

Today's front page of the Rye Observer SUS-160411-101441001
Today's front page of the Rye Observer SUS-160411-101441001

There are plenty of stories to get your teeth into in today’s Rye and Battle Observers.

Over in Rye, Jack Duggan reports on the inquests of seven men who died in the sea at Camber Sands this summer.

Today's Battle Observer front page SUS-160411-101455001

Today's Battle Observer front page SUS-160411-101455001

Meanwhile Rye Harbour RNLI has launched an appeal in a bid to raise £63,000 to replace its lifeboat, Hello Herbie, which was written off during a recent call out.

Bonfire stalwarts Jimper Sutton and John Izod, who both passed away earlier in the year, will be given a suitable send off when their ashes are sent up in a firework at Rye Bonfire celebrations later this month.

And if you are looking for some bonfire fun this weekend, we have details of the events at Battle and Icklesham, and our weekly Village Voice columns include information about local firework displays around rural Rother, including forthcoming events in Bodiam and Etchingham.

Following a controversial council decision to approve new homes at Sedlescombe, flying in the face of the village’s neighbourhood plan, the Observer speaks to two other local councils - Battle and Fairlight - to get their reaction to the decision.

Also in Battle, the town’s award-winning Almonry Gardens has been hit by a recent spate of vandalism.

Also in this week’s paper, you can also find several schools’ First Class pictures, pictures from last weekend’s Ewhurst and Staplecross Bonfire, a focus on the wildlife at the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, plus pages of the latest sports news.

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