Pip, pip hooray for Swan House’s world class marmalade maker

Like many bed and breakfasts, five star Swan House in Hastings’ old town prides itself in preparing and serving it’s very own marmalade. It makes all the difference to discerning guests and can now well and truly celebrate as Swan House wins not one, but two prizes, at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards. In the […]

For those in peril on the sea! Last week’s lifeboat drama in pictures…

Praise and tributes pour in for the crew who manned Hastings Lifeboat on Sunday. Hastings Lifeboat crew is famous the world over this week as a video of their boat almost capsizing in last Sunday’s storms has been seen all around the globe. Now thanks to photographs by Kevin Boorman we can bring you a […]

Town centre parking charges set to ‘almost’ double

ESCC plan first increase in a decade Motorists should brace themselves for a doubling of some parking charges if plans by East Sussex County Council to increase the cost of on-street parking for the first time in more than a decade are approved by a senior councillor later this month. Councillor Claire Dowling, lead member […]

‘Bursting with pride’ Swan House scores a hat trick

Swan House Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Hastings old town has scooped another prestigious tourism award. For the third time it has picked up Gold in the Beautiful South Awards an awards scheme open to tourism businesses across not just 1066 country but the whole of the south east. It’s the third time […]

Greens are ‘more concerned than ever’ about Country Park solar panel plan

Around 20 Hastings residents took part in a walk organised by Hastings Green Party on Sunday to see for themselves the sites being considered by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) for a solar farm in Hastings Country Park. HBC is proposing installing solar panels on three sites in the country park and has committed £80,000 to […]

Boxing Day lift for Hastings Old Town

Hastings’ East Hill lift, the country’s steepest working funicular railway, will be opening on Boxing Day this year. Kevin Boorman, marketing manager for Hastings Borough Council, which owns and operates the lift, explained: “We have opened the West Hill lift on Boxing Day for a few years now and it has proved popular with locals […]