Pause and postpone – the new watchwords in the world of weddings

With no marriages taking place as we make out way through lockdown many small business people who depend on the wedding trade to make their living are suffering. For Helen Pomery, Managing Director of St Leonards based Empirical Events, the organiser of wedding shows across the south of England, it’s about more than just the […]

Giving customers what they want – embracing change and searching out new opportunities

Amid the gloom and doom about prospects for business one St Leonards company is busier than ever as it helps others to see the opportunities that exist by ramping up their online presence and coming to terms with ecommerce. Fiona Allman-Treen, Managing Director of FAT Promotions, (https://www.fatpromotions.co.uk/) says her business is probably busier than it […]

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 […]