Can data be used to predict lottery numbers?

Sponsored content Everyone wants to win the lottery jackpot once in their lifetime and maybe fulfilling that dream of using their winnings and moving to their favourite destination for the rest of their life – it’s the dream of many people worldwide. Winning the lottery can be a life-changing event, not just for an individual […]

Bringing Hastings history to life and putting it back to work

Is your’s a creative business and would you like to be in at the start of the development of what is being called an ‘exciting neighbourhood community project’. With works on the Lower Alley, Claremont set to be completed in April social enterprise developer White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures (WRNV) is now looking for local creative […]

Big Local projects reveal lack of Wi-Fi, devices and skills in North East Hastings

This year’s annual general meeting for Big Local North-East Hastings was held online but in spite of the pandemic, the resident-led partnership which decides how £1 million of lottery money is spent in the area, continues to meet and allocate grants. Much of the AGM was dedicated to hearing about the support for residents during […]

Being part of an ‘exciting future’ new Chairman takes over at hospice

St Michael’s Hospice has a new Chairman and that’s Susan Munroe who brings a wealth of experience as a nurse, in palliative care at a national level and as a senior leader in several charities. Susan first trained as a nurse and worked for a number of years in elderly medicine. She ran a Marie […]

HKA online training session smashes its fundraising target

Adapting to survive has become the watchword of many businesses during the Covid-19 lockdowns that we have experienced in the last year. One of the business sectors hardest hit have been the independent gyms that have been forced to close choking off much needed revenues. While Chief Instructor at Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) Carl Denne […]

New byelaws in place to protect local nature reserves

Byelaws covering Local Nature Reserves in Hastings were confirmed by Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at the start of the year and will become effective from tomorrow (February 9th).  Hastings Borough Council (HC) says it ‘takes pride in the beautiful and unique environments the local nature reserves have to offer’ and wants […]

Valentine’s day is almost upon us so let’s consider love, affection and menopause

Jane Midwinter is the founder of HotWomenAtMenopause, an associate trainer with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and is a menopause coach. She also writes articles on menopause for women and their employers. Jane’s monthly column, specially written for Hastings in Focus, offers accurate information and support for women and a better understanding of menopause for all. It may be the month […]

Strange Exits From Hastings – the joker Frank Smale

Strange Exits from Hastings Vol 2 by Helena Wojtczak, published by Hastings Press, 2021 The first volume of Helena Wojtczak’s Strange Exits from Hastings was a best seller with some local experts telling her they think it might be the biggest selling local history book ever! The book was on sale at various outlets around the town, and […]

HBC showing ‘solidarity and friendship’ with Japanese cities

At the end of last year, the year that marked the 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hastings Borough Council agreed to write to the present day mayors of both cities to show “solidarity and friendship”. It was Councillor Maya Evans who asked councillors to […]