Reward for Hastings Drugs Offender Wanted for Recall to Prison

Convicted Hastings drugs offender Kyle Gilmore wanted for recall to prison

Sussex Police is offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Hastings man Kyle Gilmore, 23, who is wanted on a warrant for recall to prison.

Kyle Gilmore
Kyle Gilmore

Gilmore, a labourer, of Malvern Way, Hastings, was jailed for two years eight Continue reading Reward for Hastings Drugs Offender Wanted for Recall to Prison

2017 War and Peace Revival will not be held at Folkestone Racecourse

A Return to the Hopfields

It seems the imminent house building plan that Shepway has for the area has driven the War & Peace Revival away from the area and back to Whitbreads Hopfields Showgrounds at Beltring.

The show, which was immensely popular for the past four years at Folkestone Racecourse and responsible for attracting a huge amount of trade to the area from all over the country and the continent, is to be staged at Pembury in 1917 and beyond.

A long term contract has been signed which will see the show at Beltring for at least the next four years Continue reading 2017 War and Peace Revival will not be held at Folkestone Racecourse

Robberies in Hastings

Witnesses needed to robberies at Subway and Sainsburys in Hastings

Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery and an assault on an 23-year old cashier, who was attacked at the Subway shop, in Bank Buildings, Hastings on Wednesday 11 January.

She was working behind the till when the robbery took place between 7.45pm and 8pm that day.

A man entered, selected some food, but when he went to pay he jumped over the counter and started to grab money from the till. When the cashier tried to prevent this a struggle ensued but the man got away with a small quantity of cash.

The cashier was shaken and sustained a minor finger injury.

The suspect is described as white, in his late 20’s, 5′ 6″, and of skinny build, with short brown hair and stubble. He was wearing a blue jacket.

A very similar incident had occurred earlier that day at 4.35pm at Sainsbury’s Continue reading Robberies in Hastings

Woman Robbed in Bexhill Street

Woman robbed of purse in Bexhill street – did you see what happened?

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack on a 63-year old Polegate woman who was robbed of her purse while she was walking along Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill between 4.25pm and 4.35pm on Wednesday 11 January.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his twenties or thirties, 6′, and of large build. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket with the hood up, and dark coloured trousers.

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Violent incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

Witnesses sought as police investigate violent incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

Six people, all known to each other, were arrested on suspicion of affray following a violent incident in St Paul’s Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, in which two men, aged 18 and 26, sustained knife wounds.

The incident, reported to police at around 7.40pm on Sunday (22 January), is now being investigated. Two of those arrested required hospital treatment for their Continue reading Violent incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

A Message to Rye’s Own Readers from the Prime Minister

Today I set out the Government’s 12 negotiating objectives for leaving the European Union – part of our plan for Britain, which aims to get the right deal abroad while ensuring a better deal for ordinary working people here at home – and I wanted you to be one of the first to know about it.

The referendum last June was a vote to leave the European Union. But it was also a vote for change – to shape a brighter future for our country, to make it stronger and fairer, and to embrace the world. And it is the job of this Conservative Government to deliver it and to get the right deal for Britain as we do.

We seek a new and equal partnership – between an independent, self-governing Global Britain and our friends and allies in the European Union. We are leaving the EU, not Europe.

Tell me what you think about our plan.

That means taking the opportunity of this great moment of national change to step back and ask ourselves what kind of country we want to be. To pursue 12 objectives that amount to one goal: a new, positive and constructive partnership between Britain and the European Union.

1. Certainty: whenever we can, we will provide it. And we can confirm today that the Government will put the final deal that is agreed between the UK and EU to a vote in both Houses of Parliament.

2. Control of our own laws: we will bring an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in Britain. Because we will not have truly left the European Union if we are not in control of our own laws.

3. Strengthen the Union: we must strengthen the precious Union between the four nations of the United Kingdom. We will work very carefully to ensure that – as powers are repatriated back to Britain – the right powers are returned to Westminster and the right powers are passed to the devolved administrations. We will make sure that no new barriers to living and doing business within our Union are created.

4. Maintain the Common Travel Area with Ireland: we will work to deliver a practical solution that allows the maintenance of the Common Travel Area with the Republic of Ireland, while protecting the integrity of the United Kingdom’s immigration system.

5. Control of immigration: the message from the public before and during the referendum campaign was clear: Brexit must mean control of the number of people who come to Britain from Europe. We will continue to attract the brightest and the best to work or study in Britain but there must be control.

6. Rights for EU nationals in Britain, and British nationals in the EU: we want to guarantee these rights as early as we can. We have told other EU leaders that we can offer EU nationals here this certainty, as long as this is reciprocated for British citizens in EU countries.

7. Protect workers’ rights: as we translate the body of European law into our domestic regulations, we will ensure that workers’ rights are fully protected and maintained.

8. Free trade with European markets: as a priority we will pursue a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement with the European Union. This agreement should allow for the freest possible trade in goods and services between Britain and EU member states. It cannot mean membership of the EU’s Single Market. That would mean complying with European Court of Justice rulings, free movement and other EU rules and regulations without having a vote on what those rules and regulations are. And because we will no longer be members of the Single Market, we will not be required to contribute huge sums to the EU budget. If we contribute to some specific EU programmes that we wish to participate in, it will be for us to decide.

9. New trade agreements with other countries: it is time for Britain to become a global trading nation, striking trade agreements around the world. Through the Common Commercial Policy and the Common External Tariff, full Customs Union membership prevents us from doing this – but we do want to have a customs agreement with the EU and have an open mind on how we achieve this end.

10. The best place for science and innovation: we will continue to collaborate with our European partners on major science, research and technology initiatives.

11. Co-operation in the fight against crime and terrorism: we want our future relationship with the EU to include practical arrangements on matters of law enforcement and intelligence.

12. A smooth, orderly Brexit: we want to have reached an agreement about our future partnership by the time the two year Article 50 process has concluded. From that point onwards, we expect a phased process of implementation. We will work to avoid a disruptive cliff-edge.

These are our objectives for Brexit. A truly Global Britain – the best friend and neighbour to our European partners, but also a country that reaches beyond the borders of Europe and embraces the world. A country that gets out into the world to build relationships with old friends and new allies alike – a great, global trading nation that is respected around the world and strong, confident and united at home.

Please share your views on our plan for Britain. Take the survey now.

So let’s work hard and together let’s make Brexit a success.

Thank you for your support,

Rt Hon. Theresa May MP

Theresa May
Prime Minister

Motor Bikes Stolen From Rye, Hastings & Bexhill

Motorcycles stolen in Bexhill and Hastings & Valley Park, Rye

Motorcycles stolen in Bexhill and Hastings

Police in Hastings and Rother are appealing for witnesses or information after receiving reports of three locked motorbikes being stolen. The thefts took place overnight in the Hastings and Rother areas over a period of four days from Friday (6 January). The stolen bikes are described as a red and white Yamaha R6 from the Valley Park area of Rye, a white Yamaha 125cc XT from Stockleigh Road, Hastings and a blue Honda CB400 from Hastings Road, Bexhill-on-Sea. Continue reading Motor Bikes Stolen From Rye, Hastings & Bexhill