In this week’s Rye and Battle Observers (March 3)

Rye Observer and Battle Observer front pages, 03-03-17. SUS-170303-092324001
Rye Observer and Battle Observer front pages, 03-03-17. SUS-170303-092324001

The latest edition of the Rye and Battle Observers hits the shelves today (Friday, March 3) and there is plenty of news for you to get your teeth into.

In Battle we lead on the council’s bid to turn the town’s grass verges and other open areas into wildflower meadows, while Rye leads on the news that funding for lifeguards at Camber Sands has finally been given the go ahead.

Other stories making the news this week include a Community First Responder, who was the first on the scene of the Camber Sands tragedies, receiving an award for his efforts, traders in Rye are unhappy about a national retail chain’s ‘sneaky’ methods, and we catch up with a woman from Battle who suffered a stroke and was helped back on her feet by a new Stroke Recovery Service which has just launched in the area.

In a special report, we look at new measures introduced to clamp down on attacks on police officers.

And whether you are in to jazz, ballet or Abba, Camilla Lake brings you all the latest entertainment news from around 1066 Country in this week’s instalment of Wow 24/7.

Over on the sports pages, Rye Town has secured promotion in their league while Battle Baptists surge forward into the semi-final of the National Christian Cup.

There is also news and results from stoolball, boxing, table tennis, angling and hockey.

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