Being positive about shaping a better future for West St Leonards

Local residents made it very clear how much they care about their neighbourhood… Working towards a better future for west St Leonards is the key theme of a campaign that has got off to a flying start. The West St Leonards Forum has received funding support from Common Treasury and Locality, launched its campaign to […]

The Holocaust – the real cost that was paid by real people

As local dignitaries marked Holocaust Memorial Day at the weekend and events were held this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, it’s important to remember how these events in our history blighted the lives of real people going about their everyday business. Irmina Corder is […]

Fury gives White Rock audience a glimpse behind the mask!

Tyson Fury has enjoyed huge success in the boxing ring but his biggest fight has been waged against depression and anxiety, “I’m a normal man who makes mistakes on a daily basis like everybody else..” he says. As part of a nationwide tour, he visited Hastings to tell his story to a packed audience at […]

Have a ‘naked’ Christmas – ditch the wrapping!

Dog walking, cleaning and childcare top Christmas lists in Sussex this year yet we will still bin up to 136,000 rolls of wrapping paper over the holiday season. A recent survey in Hastings revealed that the majority of adults would prefer to receive ‘help’ rather than a gift this Christmas. The survey, conducted by Hastings […]

Thai gold… Marky’s big tick off his bucket list

Martial artist Marky Straughan has fulfilled his long-held ambition of fighting abroad – and even came away with a stunning victory writes Rob Griffin. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, who trains at the Gracie Barra Hastings academy in Earl Street, entered the Copa de Bangkok championship in Thailand. And not only did he win […]

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 […]