Local people dig deep to support medical efforts in Palestine

An online raffle and musical extravaganza held last Sunday has raised over £1,000 for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). The Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign (HRPSC) organised the online event with the help of local businesses in Hastings and Rye who generously donated prizes that included meals out, cinema visits, glamping breaks, home décor and even […]

Listen to local experts MPs tell department of health

Local MP’s including Hastings and Rye’s Sally-Ann Hart say they are ‘disappointed’ their constituencies have been placed in Tier 2 under the Government’s latest measures to combat Coronavirus. Mrs Hart, along with Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell, Wealden’s Nus Ghani and Huw Merriman who represents Bexhill and Battle say: “We share the disappointment of residents who […]

Hastings in tier two – find out what that means for you

The Government has announced that East Sussex – and that means Hastings and St Leonards – will be in Tier 2 (High alert) from Wednesday December 2nd when the current national lockdown ends. Tier two rules include: No household mixing. Rule of 6 applies outdoors. Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. The tiers will […]

County makes limited library service available during lockdown

Limited library services are available in East Sussex during this second nationwide Covid-19 lockdown the County Council has confirmed. All 17 of the county’s library buildings have closed since November 5th, Hollington Library only having reopened on October 19th. Since the beginning of this week library users have been able to order books from the […]

Knife crime and violence are top priorities for Sussex Police

Sussex Police is highlighting its ongoing activities in tackling knife crime and violence as part of the national week-long campaign. Operation Sceptre is set to bolster the work done by Sussex Police throughout the year in its bid to keep residents safe from knife-related harm. “Sussex is a safe place to live, although in line with […]

‘No child should ever go hungry’ says MP branded #hartless just two weeks ago

Just a fortnight after being labelled #hartless for supporting government proposals not to extend free school meals over half term Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart said this week: “No child should ever go hungry”. She was welcoming government support worth £170 million for families identified as being hardest hit by the pandemic – the cash is […]

Christ Church receives cash lifeline from £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Christ Church in the heart of St Leonards is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.  Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Christ Church in London Road, have been awarded cash […]

Council cash helps get the food to where it’s most needed

A Hastings charity has been able to help even more children and families in need thanks to support from Hastings Borough Council (HBC). When they heard that free school meals were going to be discontinued over half term week, Councillors Warren Davies and Mike Turner approached HBC with the idea of authorising money for food […]