Bathed in sunshine seafood and wine festival hailed ‘best yet’

The weekend’s Seafood and Wine Festival, held on the Stade open space, has been hailed as one of the biggest and best ever. “It was a brilliant weekend in every respect.” Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council said yesterday. The weather was kind and the sun shone throughout the weekend as thousands of local […]

Are you ready for a weekend of eating, drinking an being merry?

Next weekend sees the  return of the popular Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival. Now in its 14th year, the festival showcases not just the quality but also the variety of Hastings fish and other local produce. Held on the Stade open space, in Hastings’ historic Old Town, the event runs from 11am until 6pm on Saturday […]

Driven by ‘absolute passion’ will 2019 be Nick Perry’s year?

Nick Perry is in an upbeat mood and it wasn’t just the fine weather in Alexandra Park when we met today that was cheering him up writes Stuart Bailie. Perry has endured some tough times as a Liberal Democrat and his three bids to become the Liberal Democrat MP for Hastings and Rye have come […]

Hastings fishermen raise their FLAG of success

Significant investment in the town’s fishing industry was celebrated at a special event on The Stade earlier this month. Hastings Fisheries Local Action Group (‘FLAG’), a European union funded project to help fisheries, and managed by Hastings Borough Council, marked its successes at an event on June 18th. Local councillors and other community representatives were […]

More than 70 years later – remembering ‘Nakba’ at Hastings mosque

Khader Abu Hayyeh was just a child when his family were forced out of their village of Lydda in Palestine and this Sunday he’ll be recalling what he still remembers as a  traumatic event when he comes to speak at an event being staged in Hastings’ Mosque. All members of the local community have been invited […]

Seabed protection brings benefits for Hastings’ fishing fleet

Protection for the seabed from Hastings Pier to Beachy Head will bring benefits for Hastings’ fishing fleet says the local MP. A newly designated Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) will cover an area of 195km2 and ensures protected marine species are not destroyed or disrupted by harmful fishing methods. The Hastings Fishing Fleet is comprised of […]

Ambitious, optimistic and fighting for the resources it needs

Earlier this month Hastings Borough Council (HBC) held its ‘Annual Full Council’ meeting at which Nigel Sinden was re-elected as Mayor and Peter Chowney was re-elected as Leader of the Council. Mr Chowney also leads the ruling Labour group on HBC which occupies 23 of the 32 seats. Of the remainder eight are held by […]

Two Ferraris for a lifeboat… seems like a fair exchange

Hastings’ new Shannon class lifeboat, paid for from the sale of two of the world’s rarest Ferraris, was officially launched on Saturday. The classic cars were left to the RNLI by businessman Richard Colton following his death at the age of 82 in 2015. A red 1960 250 GT SWB and the silver 1967 275 GTB/4 […]