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 […]

We really have it far better than we like to let on, don’t we?

When you’re 22 and have been asked to provide ID before being allowed to buy a can of energy drink it’s hard to understand why people are getting hot under the collar because the government would like us to prove our identity before being able to cast our vote. As a 22-year-old Tom McCann asks […]

The dread and hope of Hastings made Tom who he is today…

Nineteen-year-old Tom McCann is Hastings born and bred, as were his father and grandfather before him, but as a young man trying to make his way in life he has a love/hate relationship with the town he calls home – here he explains why. A few weeks ago I was asked to write about a […]