For those in peril on the sea! Last week’s lifeboat drama in pictures…

Praise and tributes pour in for the crew who manned Hastings Lifeboat on Sunday. Hastings Lifeboat crew is famous the world over this week as a video of their boat almost capsizing in last Sunday’s storms has been seen all around the globe. Now thanks to photographs by Kevin Boorman we can bring you a […]

Fun events keep donations rolling in for St Michael’s Hospice

St Michael’s Hospice has hosted a whole host of fantastic events over the last month, culminating in the annual charity ball, the Glitter Ball at Bannatyne’s Hotel on Friday November 1st. With over 200 people enjoying live music from The 1066 Rockitmen, the evening, was full of glitz and sparkle and raised over £5,000 for the […]

The power of pictures – providing Hastings with a permanent piece of public art

Hastings Voluntary Action has been supporting local residents for more than 30 years and to celebrate this and also to highlight the amazing efforts of our local community the charity wants to create a permanent ‘photo-mosaic’ artwork that will be sited in Hastings and involve as many of its local volunteers and active community as […]

‘Such a perfect park’ locals happy – and unsurpised – by park’s top award

It’s not surprising Alexandra Park won the title of Best Park in the South East last week because local people love it. Writing in the comments section of the Hastings In Focus website Christine Fagan said: It’s beautiful, it’s free and it’s safe for our young grandchildren to enjoy with us; picnics, ball games special family […]

Amateur artists prepare for their moment in the spotlight

When artist Marcia Buckley throws open the doors of her home for the next two weekends as part of Coastal Currents she’ll be showcasing not just her own work but the work of a dozen of her students – and she’ll be brimming with pride at what she and all of her students have achieved. […]

Celebrating the town’s vital role in the invention of television

We’re all familiar with the signs on the outskirts of town that tell us Hastings was the ‘birthplace of television’ and any self-respecting general knowledge quiz will ask who invented television and where was he when he did it. Inventor John Logie Baird lived in Linton Crescent and built the first television from items such as scissors, […]

Scene around – it’s a beautiful place where we live

Hastings and St Leonards was buzzing today. There was a huge focus around Warrior Square where the St Leonards festival had it’s base and the promenade opposite the square and stretching along towards the pier was full of colourful characters, dancers and performers. Proving that special events aren’t needed to make our town a fun […]

‘Godfather’ of Jiu Jitsu shares his half century of wisdom

Mauricio Gomes, one of the highest ranked instructors of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has been in Hastings to share his knowledge at a sold-out seminar writes Rob Griffin. The red and white coral Belt, known as the Godfather of British Jiu Jitsu for his efforts to promote the sport, visited the Gracie Barra Hastings academy in […]