The identity of both Hastings and Rye are tied up in our fishing history. Both towns have historic fishing fleets, with Hastings being the largest beach launched fleet in Europe and both being Cinque Ports. Both towns have fabulous, local fresh fish available every day and both have some of the best fish restaurants in the country. MPs rightly talk about wanting to ensure we have the skills for future jobs. But I also want to ensure that the long-standing fishing community continues and thrives.I recently met with Jeremy Percy of the New Under Tens Fishermen’s Association (NUTFA) who provide a voice for inshore fishermen, such as our own. They make up 80% of the UK fleet. This 80% of the fleet who often fish sustainably in small boats (particularly in Hastings which has a marine stewardship accreditation) only have access to 2% of the national quota. I am pleased that NUTFA lobby Government on this matter and following my meeting, I wrote to the Secretary of State for DEFRA, … [Read more...] about Ensuring that our long-standing fishing community continues to thrive in Hastings and Rye
A Rye dad is hoping to make a million pounds by the end of the year after entering a competition organised by a property wealth education and training company. Richard Snell is one of 40 contestants who entered the Millionaire Maker challenge at the start of the year and, after passing an audition, he’s being mentored by judges before facing a public vote in December.The aim of the contest, organised by Doncaster-based Touchstone Education, is to help as many contestants as possible to generate a turnover of £1million or more.The first to reach the target will receive a VIP package worth £15,000, including an all-expenses paid trip to a Formula One race weekend with Touchstone.Richard, 63, who lives in a converted barn on a farm near Hastings with partner Andrew Templeton, 59, and their 17-month-old son James, has been a property investor since 2004.He has a portfolio of more than 100 properties, equally split between buy-to-let and houses of multiple occupancy (HMO) as … [Read more...] about Rye dad hoping to make a million in final stages of ‘X Factor-style’ business competition
Hastings and Rye MP, Amber Rudd pressed home her case for high speed rail services in 1066 Country at a meeting with a Government Minster last week. Rail times between London and Hastings could be dramatically cut to between 66 and 69 minutes, she said. After the meeting with Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and the Minister responsible for rail, Ms Rudd said: “High speed journey times will bring our towns huge economic regeneration benefits and also many new opportunities for our residents. “I will be holding a high speed rail working group shortly, inviting all stakeholders to meet with Network Rail following their report to discuss the strategy for moving forwards.”In November 2017, Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, committed to supporting the development of a proposed track layout at Ashford International which would allow trains from Hastings, Rye, Bexhill and Eastbourne to travel direct to … [Read more...] about Hastings and Rye MP, Amber Rudd meets with Minister to state case for high speed rail services
By Ashley Robinson Bloomberg Thu., Feb. 28, 2019 When the price of rye started rising last fall in Canada, farmer Lyndon Tomblin was willing to bet big on the crop used to make whisky. Despite wet weather that hampered planting, he managed to get 750 acres into his fields in Mozart, Saskatchewan. That was up from 500 acres in years past. “I saw that opportunity there where it seemed like the market had come up a bit, so I put some in based on speculation,” Tomblin said. Tomblin wasn’t alone. Farmers in Canada, the world’s biggest rye exporter, seeded 419,200 acres for the 2019 season, according to government data. That was up 25 per cent from 335,100 acres a year earlier. Growers were enticed by prices that climbed to about $5.50 a bushel during fall planting, compared with $3.75 in 2017, after bad weather hampered yields for the previous crop. Now, just as the spring emergence is about to get underway, it looks like the bet will pay off. … [Read more...] about Whisky profits: Betting on rye pays off for Canadian farmers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Wine, Beer & Cocktails Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Wine, Beer & Cocktails | Maryland Rye Whiskey Has Finally Returned. But What Was It in the First Place? Supported by Distillers say they’ve revived a long-lost favorite, but they face a conundrum: Nobody really knows how the old stuff was made. ByClay Risen Feb. 14, 2019 BALTIMORE — H.L. Mencken, the Jazz Age scribe who loved Baltimore and booze in equal measure, spared no opportunity to praise his state’s famous rye whiskey. It was, he said, “the most healthful appetizer yet discovered by man.” The Mencken family doctor, he added, apparently approved: “He believed and taught that a shot of Maryland whiskey was the best preventive of pneumonia in the R months.” Maryland was once a Now, with rye sales growing at double-digit rates, a new … [Read more...] about Maryland Rye Whiskey Has Finally Returned. But What Was It in the First Place?