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 […]

It’s great to hear your views… it’s so easy to have your say…

It’s great to read what people think about our stories when they post their comments on social media but more and more of you are taking the chance to comment on our stories in more detail by using the comment facility at the bottom of every story. Here are just a few of the comments […]

A tale of three places – Paignton, Poundbury and Hastings Pier

Stephanie Gaunt has adopted the alter-ego ‘Hastings Battleaxe’ and on her own blog expresses her forthright views and opinions on a range of topics. Stephaine says, ‘Hastings Battleaxe does set out to be honest, but that means the posts do include the expression of some strong opinions – well, she wouldn’t be a Battleaxe otherwise, […]

Seaside towns, deprivation and Peter Chowney

I think we can all agree that one quality we expect from the man who leads our council  is that he would talk up our town and shout to the rooftops about the great opportunities on offer. I assume this is not a controversial point to make? However, it would appear our current Council Leader, […]