Isaacs-Neville found guilty of all charges – in his abence

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Che Isaacs-Neville following his conviction for six offences at court. Isaacs-Neville, 22, is sought by police in relation to offences which took place in Hastings and Bexhill between December 2019 and March 2020. In his absence, he was charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual […]

‘Prolific’ St Leonards offender is jailed for ten years

A prolific criminal from St Leonards has been jailed for a series of offences carried out over a 12-month period. Carl Stocker, 30, of no fixed address, was imprisoned for ten years on Tuesday, July 13th, after pleading guilty to two robberies, assault, fraud and drug offences. Lewes Crown Court heard that on May 5th, […]

Everyday is Christmas for booming Hastings gift business

We may have seen some of the hottest days of the year recently but a subscription gift box company, near Hastings is already gearing up for Christmas and wrapping 24,000 individual gifts for their limited edition 2021 advent calendar.  TreatBox curates beautifully wrapped letterbox gifts that promote self-care and wellbeing.  Each day in the run […]

Looking after strangers when we can’t even look after ourselves

Since he started writing for Hastings In Focus back in 2019 Tom McCann has never been afraid to court controversy. As a young man trying to make his way in the world and facing an ever more ‘hostile’ local housing market he wonders if Hastings Borough Councillors have their priorities the right way round? With […]

Hastings Against War plans its annual Hiroshima Day commemoration…

Next Friday (August 6th) will see the annual Hiroshima Day commemoration in Hastings. The event has been staged every year since 2007 by Hastings Against War (HAW) writes John Enefer. People will gather in Alexandra Park to remember those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. An estimated […]

Did you see Upper Park Road crash?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision in Hastings on Sunday evening (July 25th). Officers were called to Upper Park Road around 7.15pm after a silver Peugeot vehicle left the road and collided with a tree. The driver, a 51-year-old local man, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with […]

Hastings receives funding to help welcome visitors back safely

Hastings is set to receive £229,000 in Welcome Back Funding to support the town’s pandemic recovery and encourage people back safely. It’s Hastings’ share of the government’s £56 million Welcome Back Fund, which has been provided by the European Regional Development Fund. It will allow local authorities to put in place measures to create and promote a safe […]

Grab–a–jab in Broomgrove… no appointment necessary!

Still needing to get yourself vaccinated against Covid-19? There’s a pop-up vaccination centre opening on Wednesday (July 28th) at the Broomgrove Centre from 3.30pm until 6.30pm offering the Pfizer vaccination and able to provide both first and second jabs. Baird Councillor Robert Cooke hopes as many people as possible will make use of the facility […]