The Hastings Virtual Stage

In an effort to bring our readers some cheer we’ve devised The Hastings Virtual Stage and we want to showcase local talent and make people smile at the same time. If you sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument, just want to show off or have ideas on how to keep us fit, healthy and […]

Michael Blencowe’s Corona Wildlife Diary: Day six

As the world shuts down around us the uplifting role that wildlife plays in our lives becomes more vital than ever. So, for my own sanity as much as anything, I’m going to keep a daily diary of what I find around my garden. Photograph the wildlife you can see from your window or in […]

Things to do at home this Spring

Longer days and sorely missed warmth are finally on their way, and you’ll likely be inclined to stop and smell the flowers in your garden as we are all forced to spend more time at home, but hopefully we’ll be able to head out and participate in The Great British Spring Clean before too long. […]

Michael Blencowe’s Corona Wildlife Diary: Day five

As the world shuts down around us the uplifting role that wildlife plays in our lives becomes more vital than ever. So, for my own sanity, I’m going to keep a daily diary of what I find around my garden.  Photograph the wildlife you can see from your window or in your garden and post […]

Community matters more than ever says Chief Constable

Priority for Sussex Police is protection of the NHS and the capacity it has says Chief Constable Giles York. In a video published this morning Mr York assures people that if they are at home and they feel in danger they should call the police: “…we are here to help you still. “Our policing services […]

Management rationalisation sees Borough Council appoint a managing director

At a special council meeting last week Hastings Borough Councillors confirmed the appointment of Jane Hartnell as the council’s new Managing Director with immediate effect. Ms Hartnell joined Hastings Borough Council (HBC) in 1997 as a committee administrator and worked in several roles before becoming Director for Corporate Resources five years ago. A press release […]

Michael Blencowe’s Corona Wildlife Diary: Day four

As the world shuts down around us the uplifting role that wildlife plays in our lives becomes more vital than ever. So, for my own sanity, I’m going to keep a daily diary of what I find around my garden.  Photograph the wildlife you can see from your window or in your garden and share […]

Emergency health regulations come into effect

Emergency health regulations came into force on Saturday an in Hastings this means authorised officers from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and East Sussex County Council (ESCC) have enforcement powers to enforce restrictions for social distancing and close premises. The following businesses must remain closed: Public houses Cinemas Theatres Nightclubs Bingo halls Concert halls Museums and galleries […]