Rogue trader warning issued after weeks of high winds and rain

A warning has gone out to householders not to fall foul of rogue traders as they count the cost of damage caused by recent severe storms. Fraudsters have already been posing as East Sussex Highways staff, offering to carry out repairs and remove fallen trees for cash. With further wind damage at the weekend, East […]

Ever wanted to be a school governor? Here’s your chance to find out more

Individuals and businesses are being invited to discover the ‘career-boosting’ benefits of being a school governor at an event next month. With vacancies for school governors across the county, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has launched a major recruitment campaign to address the shortfall. In the latest push, a special event will take place on […]

Street art to lift your heart

Local artists Lawrence and Arron Hosannah approached local councillors Ruby Cox and Trevor Webb with an idea for a mural on the wall alongside the steps between London Road and Alfred Street, next to Renaissance House in St Leonards. Using local shops as an inspiration, Lawrence used archive material from Hastings Museum and Art Gallery […]

Acclaimed artists paint live at streetsmART slam this weekend

Cavernous and atmospheric the old Observer Building in Hastings town centre thrown open its doors this weekend for a unique drop-in event. streetsmART slam celebrates the world of graffiti and street art.  Visitors can “watch, try, learn and buy”, with artist workshops, stencilling, spraying and rollering activities, exhibitions, stalls, films, DJ and food, plus live […]

Half the nation’s Dumortier’s Liverwort is right here in Hastings

Hastings Country Park is the best site in the UK for the rare plant Dumortier’s Liverwort.  That’s according to a survey on behalf of Natural England that says the plant, known in Latin as, Dumortiera hirsuta, is thriving because of improved management of Fairlight Place Farm at Hastings Country Park. Half of all England’s Dumortier’s Liverwort is […]

Festive drink drive crackdown – 110 arrests in Sussex alone

A man caught drink-driving on Christmas Eve confessed: “I know I shouldn’t have been driving”. Appearring at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on January 29th George Reynolds a 24-year-old, sales assistant, of Shipley Road, Brighton was disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to a pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge. […]

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 […]