Public Inquiry to consider A21 level crossing at Robertsbridge opens next week

By this time next week the public inquiry into Rother Valley Railway’s (RVR) controversial planning application to construct a new heritage railway link between Bodiam and Robertsbridge as well as new level crossings – including one on the fast flowing A21 – will be underway. The inquiry will be led by Ian Jenkins, an inspector […]

Amber Rudd on Boris and his ‘boys-club’ and why she stood down

Former Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd has been pretty quiet since leaving parliament in 2019 but she’s making a splash in the ‘papers today as she takes aim at the man she once said was “not the man you want driving you home at the end of the evening”. Ms Rudd has called into […]

‘Ore-some’ leap in station usage

Almost a quarter-million rail journeys started or ended at Ore station in 2018/19, according to the latest official estimates of station usage from the Office of Rail and Road.  The 240,652 station entries and exits in the year to March 31st 2019 represent an annual increase of nearly 40 per cent. The Marshlink station is […]

Conservatives win big in Hastings and Rye

Hastings’ new Conservative MP says she is looking forward to focussing on the things that are important to the people in her constituency. Shortly after her victory was declared Sally-Ann Hart said: “I think we’ll get on with delivering Brexit and then we can move on and focus on the other issues that are equally […]

The finish line is within sight but who will win in Hastings & Rye

This morning we publish three new audio tracks, conversations we’ve had over the weekend with the three main-party candidates standing in the General Election. None will stake a claim saying the parliamentary seat is theirs for the taking but listening to them carefully they confirm what national polls have been saying; that people are not […]

Chancellor in town supporting Conservative cause

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid was in Hastings this morning visiting local businesses as part of the General Election campaign. Speaking while on a tour of one the Focus SB factories and standing alongside Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye Sally-Ann Hart, Mr Javid said the Conservative message was ‘resonating on the doorsteps’ of […]

Committed Brexiteer is Conservative choice for Hastings and Rye

Last night Rother councillor Sally-Ann Hart was chosen by the Hastings and Rye Conservative Association to be its candidate in the General Election. Mrs Hart won the support of a significant number of the members present at the selection meeting and promised to campaign hard and “campaign to win”. She said the campaign would be […]