‘Sickening’ increase in attacks of Police and other emergency services

There’s been a ‘sickening’ increase in assaults on Police Officers across Sussex since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to the county’s Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner who was speaking as Sussex Police announced that it has recorded a 39 per cent increase in assaults against officers, PCSOs and other emergency workers in […]

Hastings businesses at forefront of the fight against Covid-19

As well as the sterling work of many Hastings residents on the ‘front line’, others are working hard behind the scenes as local companies play their part in the local and national response to Covid-19. Interface Manufacturing, based at Churchfields industrial estate, is a manufacturer of scientific equipment and test kits for Coronavirus, in addition to […]

Emergency fund will support charities and not-for-profit groups

A £300,000 emergency fund has been launched to help charities and not-for-profit organisations continue to support communities through the Covid-19 crisis. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is inviting voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations whose income has been significantly affected by the Government’s ‘stay at home’ advice, to apply for a grant. The CV-19 VCSE […]

Wildcats continues to be huge success for Sedlescombe Rangers

For a village football club Sedlescombe Rangers has big ambitions and even in lockdown it has something to celebrate. The club announced this week that it has had its ‘Wildcats Centre’ status extended for a further 12 months by Sussex County Football Association.  The club had huge success in its maiden year as a Wildcats […]

Giving customers what they want – embracing change and searching out new opportunities

Amid the gloom and doom about prospects for business one St Leonards company is busier than ever as it helps others to see the opportunities that exist by ramping up their online presence and coming to terms with ecommerce. Fiona Allman-Treen, Managing Director of FAT Promotions, (https://www.fatpromotions.co.uk/) says her business is probably busier than it […]

St Michael’s Hospice gives you moonlight and memories in your own back garden

St Michael’s Hospice is asking its supporters to join in the very first virtual Moonlight and Memories Walk being held during lockdown. Previously hosted under the full moon in June, the popular ten kilometre walk celebrates love, life and friendship and encourages people to remember their loved ones by making dedications – which you might […]

Ensuring Hastings offers a place of sanctuary

Local people are being encouraged to extend a hand of friendship and to welcome refugees fleeing Northern France. Between 6.30am and midday on Sunday four boats containing 72 refugees landed on local beaches. They were all brought to Hastings to be medically assessed before being transferred to immigration officials.  Tony Eastaugh, Home Office Director for […]