There is good news all round on the front pages of the Rye and Battle Observers today (Friday, November 11).
Rye’s lead story is tragic but has a happy ending as teenager Nell Robbins returned to her Rye Harbour home four months after falling in on a school trip to France.
The 14-year-old Rye College pupil got pneumonia and was in an induced coma for three weeks, came very close to dying at least three times, but managed to pull through and came home to her family on Wednesday.
In Battle, the magnificent statue on the roundabout at the top of High Street to mark the 950th anniversary of 1066 will be unveiled today.
The sculpture, designed by Guy Portelli, depicts a Saxon soldier and a Norman fighter on horseback.
Other stories include the campaign to bring back the tourist information point to Battle, a preview of tomorrow’s Rye Bonfire Night, and a house daubed in paint by vandals.
We have a fantastic spread of pictures from Battle’s November 5 celebrations, plus the usual Village Voices and you can vote for your favourite local in our Pub of Year contest, which has been whittled down to the top 10.
Our Wow 24/7 entertainment section features Battle Choral Society, Rye International Jazz and Blues festival as well as all the listings and the top 10 things to do this week.
The back page lead celebrates Rye Town FC’s first ever hat-trick, scored by Charlie Stevens, as well as Staplecross’ golf star Ben Evans upcoming event in Spain.
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