County cops faced their busiest night… but of which year?

Police across Sussex responded to more than 800 calls for assistance and made 80 arrests on the busiest holiday night of the year as 2020 dawned.Chief Superintendent Lisa Bell said: “This was a very busy night for our officers and staff across Sussex, as we responded to a large number of calls for our assistance […]

The Environmental Paradox in Hastings Country Park

We live in an age where there is increased awareness and understanding of the natural world and the damage that humans are doing to it writes Andy Patmore. At the Paris summit in December 2015 the nations of the world agreed to try and limit global increases in temperatures to less than 1.5 degrees celsius. […]

‘Silent’ Rudd challenged over Johnson shutdown threat

Amber Rudd is being challenged over what her opponents describe as her ‘about-face’ on Brexit and why she supports the suspension of Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Hastings and Rye MP has ‘let down’ the people of Hastings and Rye, according to a joint statement by Labour’s Peter Chowney, the Liberal Democrats’ Nick […]

What were you reading in August?

August has been a stellar month with more people than ever visiting Hastings in Focus but what were you favourite stories? Two out of three were about Alexandra Park At Number one was  Vote for Alexandra Park BEFORE noon on Monday! At Number two was It’s your votes that won it – Alexandra Park is […]

Why lions need other lions to be their leaders

Kevin Moore was one of Sussex most senior police officers – he was head of CID. He retired from the force at the beginning of 2018 and since then he has been pretty blunt in expressing his views about how, in his view, the force is under performing today. Last year he took part in […]

Our council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030… What next?

In February – thanks in part to pressure from Hastings Green Party and our open letter calling on the council to declare a climate emergency – Hastings Borough Council (HBC) committed to making our town carbon neutral by 2030. Since then HBC has appointed Maya Evans as ‘climate champion’ with responsibility for climate change, biodiversity […]