Man with gun arrested in White Rock Road

A quick response by police resulted in the safe arrest of a man in possession of a gun in Hastings. Just before 11am yesterday (July 6th) officers responded to a report of a man with handgun in his pocket, walking along the seafront near Hastings Pier. Following an intensive search of the area officers spotted […]

Freedom Leisure’s plea to council for financial bailout

When Hastings Borough Council’s cabinet meets later tonight it will be asked to consider a request from Freedom Leisure for financial assistance. The issue, which will be dealt with in private, is thought to involve the operator of the Summerfields Leisure Centre and Falaise asking the council to cover very significant financial losses sustained by […]

Churches welcomed back worshippers at weekend

While the focus at the weekend was on the reopening of bars and restaurant local churches and places of worship were also welcoming parishioners back to communal worship. At Christchurch, Blacklands and St Andrew Rev Charlie Hill says some 20 people signed in for the 9.30am service yesterday. The church is open daily for private […]

Better late than never – credit union AGM goes online

Like many organisations across the country Hastings and Rother Credit Union (HRCU) was unable to hold its Annual General Meeting in March. Now the organisation has arranged for a virtual AGM to take place on July 15th and is inviting all members to email Richard@hrcu.org.uk for a link so they can take part. HRCU President, Richard Street, […]

NHS at 72! The greatest anniversary tribute is staying safe

The National Health Service will be 72 on Sunday after experiencing what many have described as ‘the most challenging year in its history’. As pubs and restaurants plan their re-opening this weekend NHS leaders have been joined by bosses from blue light services and local authorities to urge people to pay a fitting tribute to […]

‘Violent assault’ on an 85-year-old IN HER OWN HOME can you help the police?

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was violently assaulted in her own home. Around 10pm on Tuesday June 30th, the 85-year-old victim heard a loud noise at her property in St Helens Road, Hastings, and went downstairs to see what had happened. After noticing the front porch windows had been smashed, she […]

Could you provide the leadership for St Michael’s Hospice?

Could you provide leadership for St Michael’s Hospice, be its ambassador and its public face? If the answer is yes then you might want to apply to be the Hospice’s next Chair. It’s a non-executive, volunteer role that has a key role across the organisation and its services. The Chair and the board hold the […]