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 […]

Grass Routes – breaking down barriers!

Flashes of orange now cut through the running community in Hastings. Grass Routes Trail Running and Outdoor Fitness CIC was founded this summer by director Aimee Whatford, the company aims to address barriers that different people face in accessing outdoor exercise – this includes but is not limited to refugees, BAME and LGBTQ individuals, people […]

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 […]

Volunteers raising funds to keep greenhouse project on track

Volunteers from Alexandra Park Greenhouse in Hastings set up their colourful stall near the park’s cafe on Saturday (August 21st). The stall attracted plenty of customers and its takings will help to pay running costs for the historic 1930s greenhouse which is being developed as a community hub. The attraction coincided with the park’s crowning […]

Maurice has been found

Police were urgently searching for 90-year-old Maurice Cunliffe who went missing from his home in St Leonards. Mr Cunliffe, who is vulnerable and needs to take medication, was last seen in Carisbrooke Road at 12.45pm today (Friday Aug 20th). He was located later this afternoon.

Hastings stabbing – can you help police find this man?

Police investigating a serious assault in Hastings dating back to last October have released an image of a man they would like to identify in relation to the incident. Officers attended the Admiral Steps on Nelson Road around 11pm on October 9th, 2020 following reports a man had been stabbed in the leg. He was […]

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 […]