Pier to pier walk brings Esther’s new wheelchair within reach

When five friends set out on the trek from Eastbourne Pier to Hastings Pier last Saturday it was all in aid of a very good cause. Ewa Patmore, Adrian Ford-Crush, Andrea Baldry along with Jane and Emma Howard Smith completed their marathon walk in aid of the crowdfunding appeal to replace Esther Fox’s broken wheelchair. […]

Jailed! St Leonards man published ‘obscene article’

A St Leonards man who a videoed himself sexually assaulting a woman – then shared it with friends – has been jailed. Mark Stevens abused his victim, who is known to him, while she was naked and either asleep or unconscious at her home in Rye on the evening of October 3rd, 2018. He used […]

LATEST: Hastings Direct agrees to a £1.66 billion takeover

Hastings Group Holdings, the Bexhill-based insurance giant – and major local employer – is set to be taken over in a deal valuing it at £1.66 billion. The company has accepted an approach from Dorset Bidco – a consortium made up of its main shareholder, RMI, and Sampo, the Finnish insurer. There was no mention […]

Health and safety concerns put a stop to Alexandra Park floating lanterns

Just a year ago Hastings Mayor Councillor Nigel Sinden welcomed participants to the annual Hastings Against War ceremony in Alexandra Park to mark the dropping on the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This year on the 75th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped, and giving organisers just two days notice, Hastings Borough Council […]

Good to Go: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery ready to welcome visitors from August 27th

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will be welcoming its first visitors from Thursday?August 27th. The museum has won the coveted Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ certification, recognising it as a ‘Covid secure’ attraction. The?museum will?be?open?each week?from?Thursday to Sunday 10am–12.30pm and 2–5pm.??  The museum’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ status has been achieved by implementing measures […]

It’s only been a year – Donna and Ray have big plans for Sharnfold

It’s a year since a St Leonards couple became the owners of a popular 79 acre tourist attraction just a few miles from their home town and they’ve got big plans for its future. Donna Bull and Ray Grant have invested heavily to boost Sharnfold Farm, situated at Stone Cross between Hailsham and Eastbourne. They’ve totally […]