Richard Prior – One man’s love enduring love for the oceans

Born and brought up in Hastings where the sea was a perennial backdrop to his life Richard Prior is an adventurer in the true sense; he has motorbiked down to Israel, he has sailed the oceans under sail and he has bought and restored his own craft. Richard says as a child he spent a […]

Volunteers raising funds to keep greenhouse project on track

Volunteers from Alexandra Park Greenhouse in Hastings set up their colourful stall near the park’s cafe on Saturday (August 21st). The stall attracted plenty of customers and its takings will help to pay running costs for the historic 1930s greenhouse which is being developed as a community hub. The attraction coincided with the park’s crowning […]

Maurice has been found

Police were urgently searching for 90-year-old Maurice Cunliffe who went missing from his home in St Leonards. Mr Cunliffe, who is vulnerable and needs to take medication, was last seen in Carisbrooke Road at 12.45pm today (Friday Aug 20th). He was located later this afternoon.

Hastings stabbing – can you help police find this man?

Police investigating a serious assault in Hastings dating back to last October have released an image of a man they would like to identify in relation to the incident. Officers attended the Admiral Steps on Nelson Road around 11pm on October 9th, 2020 following reports a man had been stabbed in the leg. He was […]

How to strike a balance … at menopause!

It was New Year’s Eve, 2019. I’d been reading about choosing a ‘word of the year’ rather than a ‘new year’s resolution’ – it would apparently help me to focus on what I wanted to create for myself during the coming year. So, after some consideration, palpitations and a hot flush, I chose the word ‘balance’! That […]

Six centuries take their toll on Old Town landmark

Salt laden winds are threatening the fabric and future of St Clement’s Church in the Old Town. Built in the 14th century the church survived a near-miss from th Luftwaffe in 1943 but is now suffering from the effects of 600 years of stone erosion. “It’s vital that the stonework is restored now if we […]

Drugs ‘factories’ shut down in latest Project Adder action

The success of Project Adder means police in Hastings are continuing to disrupt the production and supply of drugs in the town a force spokesman said this week. Officers executed a warrant at an address in Harkness Drive on Wednesday, July 14th after receiving community intelligence that drug-related activity was taking place inside the property. […]

Council plans to take ‘robust measures’ to get its money back

Robust measures will be used against the owners of the Battle Road arches in a bid to recover the £300,000 that Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has earmarked to spend on their demolition. Work began in May to demolish what had been classified as a dangerous structure. On Friday HBC told Hastings In Focus: “The demolition […]