Inside this week’s Rye and Battle Observers (October 7)


The Rye and Battles Observers are on sale today (Friday, October 7) and here’s what you can find inside:

The Rye Observer leads on the story of a pub which says it has lost passing trade and around £1,000 a week due to road closures which have cut off one side of the village from the other.



Other news includes £1,100 worth of fireworks stolen from a storage unit in Rye and champion clay pigeon shooter George Digweed says his life has been changed forever following a violent burglary at his Northiam home.

The Battle Observer leads on a brave labourer who has been hailed a hero after pulling one man from a blazing car and helping save another after it crashed into a ditch earlier this week.

Other news includes the tragic incident which saw a Battle man lose his life after a crash on the B2096 between Dallington and Netherfield, a community’s bid to get a neglected phone box done up in time for the 1066 anniversary weekend and a teenager who fantasised about becoming a notorious killer being convicted of making threats to kill schoolchildren in Robertsbridge.

There are 11 pages of Village Voices, as well as two pages of First Class photos as youngsters settle into reception at schools across the area. There are also the usual pages of letters, puzzles, essential information and events listings.

Also inside this week’s edition is the first voting forms for Pub of the Year and details of next week’s 1066 Community Awards.

On top of all that, buy this week’s paper and you can enjoy an exclusive Observer offer of get buy one get one free at Pizzarelli.

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