What’s inside Rye and Battle Observers today (February 17)

The Rye and Battle Observer front pages today (Friday, February 17) SUS-170217-103253001
The Rye and Battle Observer front pages today (Friday, February 17) SUS-170217-103253001

Heart-breaking tributes to a two-year-old boy who died of leukaemia and a community stalwart are on the front pages of the Rye and Battle Observers today (Friday, February 17).

Hollie James, from Battle, pays tribute to her son Thomas Lawson who passed away on February 3, as friends and family raised money for specialist equipment, which will now be donated to charity.

An obituary to Peter Robert Lee details his incredible life where he was involved in pretty much everything to do with Rye, from the cricket club to the council.

Other stories include a feature on a new comedy festival for Rye, a house fire in Robertsbridge and a Beckley woman who received an MBE for her contribution to voluntary service.

We have a page feature on proof that Shakespeare was in Rye with an interview with the couple who found out plus an obituary to the co-founder of the Sara Lee Trust.

All the village voices, filled with local news and events, are inside as well as a round-up of all the wildlife spotted in Rye Harbour Nature Reserve this month.

Ten pages of entertainment news is in our WOW24/7 section with ten things to do this week and the listings.

The Battle back page covers Westfield FC’s loss to Sidley United in the cup, ending an eight-game winning streak, with Rye Rugby Club’s victory over Uckfield II securing back-to-back home wins.

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