Taking everyone at face value

‘Can archdeacons go to heaven?’ was a question that exercised medieval minds because it was this rank of the clergy – between the parish clergy and the bishop – which dealt with financial matters.  Today’s archdeacons remain concerned with matters of finance and buildings but I hope that the current Archdeacon of Hastings – whose […]

Back to school

Whether back to school or still at work, are you, your family, children, friends and colleagues menopause savvy? For most of us in the UK this summer, the weather’s not been great – but September has arrived, bathed in soft warmth and sunshine, marking the autumn equinox and the beginning of the academic year.  And […]

Richard Prior – One man’s love enduring love for the oceans

Born and brought up in Hastings where the sea was a perennial backdrop to his life Richard Prior is an adventurer in the true sense; he has motorbiked down to Israel, he has sailed the oceans under sail and he has bought and restored his own craft. Richard says as a child he spent a […]

How to strike a balance … at menopause!

It was New Year’s Eve, 2019. I’d been reading about choosing a ‘word of the year’ rather than a ‘new year’s resolution’ – it would apparently help me to focus on what I wanted to create for myself during the coming year. So, after some consideration, palpitations and a hot flush, I chose the word ‘balance’! That […]

FOUND – Hana Solarova

Hana Solarova, 43, has been found safe in London after being reported missing. Hana had not been heard from for more than a week, since travelling from St Leonards to Charing Cross to catch a coach to the Czech Republic. Hana, who is from the Czech Republic, has been resident in the UK for 12 […]

Ellis’ victim sustained life-changing injuries in attack

Dean Ellis has been jailed for seven years after stabbing a man he met on a night out in Hastings. On November 3rd, 2018, the victim had been enjoying an evening at a pub in the town centre when he met a group of people. One of those people was Ellis, 33, a factory worker […]