The importance of caring for your skin – think of it as a third kidney

As we leave sunny, cold April and walk into the marvellous month of May, I’m hoping the weather will warm up a little, and I can shed a few layers.  So, this month, it’s all about… skin! Did you know: Our skin is the boundary that protects us from harmful microbes and the elements. It […]

Open garden season returns in May – explore ‘breathtaking’ private gardens

St Michael’s Hospice Open Garden season returns on Tuesday May 18th, kicking off with a visit to Benenden. This year’s open gardens span all of Hastings and Rother, with ’60 spectacular gardens’ opening over 16 days, according to the Hospice. Three gardens open their gates in May, including: Benenden on May 18th, Peasmarsh on Tuesday […]

The benefits of sleep – a good night’s rest and how to get one

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. After losing an hour in […]

The Stables Theatre and Art Centre – an exciting future post pandemic

It has been a very difficult year for all who work in the arts, coping with the Covid restrictions, false starts and the constant uncertainty to our industry writes Neil Sellman Chairman of The Stables Theatre. But here at the Stables we have been working behind the scenes to maintain the theatre, carrying out essential […]

Spring has sprung the time for hope and rebirth has arrived!

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. Spring is upon us. Winter – […]

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 […]

As cases of online abuse soar new app is designed to keep children safe

With reports of issues surrounding online abuse soaring a free mobile app aimed at protecting children has been launched in East Sussex. The Safer Schools app will provide information and advice about sexting, bullying, mental health, media literacy, gaming and sexual exploitation online. Its launch comes amid a worrying rise in cases of online abuse, […]