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 […]

Firearm used in Brackendale ‘aggravated’ burglary

A householder in Brackendale was left ‘very shaken’ but uninjured after an aggravated burglary at their home. Police are appealing for witnesses after officers were called to a property in Brackendale around 11.40pm last Thursday (August 20th) after receiving reports of two men entering the house and threatening the occupant with a firearm. Around £2,000 […]

‘Demanding democracy’… Perry says it’s time to ‘makes vote matter’

Today is #demanddemocracyday with campaigners up and down the country making their case for why the UK should switch to a new system of voting – proportional representation. Hastings’ former Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Nick Perry (pictured above) is fully behind the campaign saying: “More and more people say to me that they would like […]

The challenge of building our railways – the tools that shaped our town

When it reopens next week Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will have a newly-acquired piece of the town’s history on display thanks to the Hastings and St Leonards Museum Association.  It’s a silver trowel which was presented to Thomas Farncomb, Lord Mayor of the City of London, on October 28th 1850 by the South Eastern […]

Class A drugs seized after police raid in Tower Road West – man in court

Police have charged a man with supplying Class A drugs in St Leonards. On Thursday (August 13th), officers in plain clothes were patrolling Gensing Gardens when they witnessed a suspected drugs deal take place. Enquiries led police to an address in Tower Road West and on Friday morning, officers attended and found and seized approximately […]

Roads closed as man makes threats to shoot at police

A stand off between Hastings police and a man who was threatening to shoot officers ended just before 1pm today. Things started in the early hours when police were called to reports of a dispute between neighbours at a block of flats in Priory Avenue, Hastings, at 3.40am. Two occupants in one of the flat […]