Teenager robbed at knifepoint in park

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was robbed in Hastings. Around 7pm on Friday (September 4th), officers received a report that a 15-year-old boy had been robbed near the fishing lake in Alexandra Park. The boy was walking with a friend when he was approached by a man who presented a knife and […]

Now three licensed premises are shut as another customer tests positive

Two popular Hastings’ pubs have shut their doors after customers tested positive for Coronavirus. UPDATE This evening a third bar, The Owl and Pussycat Lounge, in Robertson Street also announced that it has temporarily closed as a result of a customer having tested positive for Covid-19 Bat and Bee in Robertson Street and The Dragon […]

Bidding deadline was yesterday as analysts predict an online only future for Debenhams

The future of Debenhams may well already have been decided as reports surface today that those bidding to take on the struggling department store chain were asked to submit their bids by 5pm yesterday (September 1st). Investment bank Lazard is overseeing the department store’s sale process after Debenhams filed for administration in April. There are […]

Good to be back – county’s guide for parents as schools prepare to reopen

As the new school year is set to begin, thousands of children and young people will return to school after months away. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has launched a section on its website full of information and advice to support parents in planning their child’s return to school. The pages, at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/backtoschool, share information about […]

Referee Carl scores his ‘ultimate’ goal

Hastings’ Carl Brook, has achieved the illustrious dream of promotion to the English Football League (EFL) as a referee!  Carl can look back on an already proud 29-year career as a referee. After promotion from the County Leagues, he thought he had cracked it, but now as he heads into his 30th year, the dream […]

Have you seen missing Darcie?

Police are searching for teenager Darcie Goobie, who is missing from Hastings. The 15-year-old was last seen near her address about 2pm on Wednesday (August 26th) and officers are appealing for anyone who sees her to get in touch. She left her house on foot. Darcie is described as 5’4”/ 5’5”, of heavy build, with […]