Michael Blencowe’s Corona Wildlife Diary: Day three

As the world shuts down around us the uplifting role that wildlife plays in our lives becomes more vital than ever. So, for my own sanity, I’m going to keep a daily diary of what I find around my garden.  Why don’y you photograph the wildlife you can see from your window or in your […]

The Hastings Virtual Stage

In an effort to bring our readers some cheer we’ve devised The Hastings Virtual Stage and we want to showcase local talent and make people smile at the same time. If you sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument, just want to show off or have ideas on how to keep us fit, healthy and […]

Michael Blencowe’s Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Two

Michael Blencowe Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Senior Learning and Engagement Officer will be writing a daily blog to raise people’s spirits as we go through these difficult days, helping make sure we don’t lose touch with nature and wildlife as spring arrives, even if we are self–isolating. Here’s day two of his blog… As the world shuts down around […]

Do your bit by staying at home says Hastings MP

‘Selfish’ that’s how local MP Sally-Ann Hart has described people flouting government advice to stay at home and not to gather in groups. Ms Hart said today: “Representing an area of the UK that is built on tourism it is hard to utter these words but if you are thinking of visiting Hastings, Rye, Camber […]

Beware conmen who’re hoping to capitalise on Coronavirus crisis

Conmen have already persuaded people to part with almost £1m in scams related to Coronavirus. Now Sussex Police has issued a warning asking local people to remain alert to the threat of fraud related to the current Covid-19 coronavirus issue. Nationally there have been more than 100 reports to Action Fraud since the start of February, with […]

In the spotlight! Providing an oasis of positivity in a desert gloom

Are you a performer? Would you like to be a performer? Do you just want to show off? We’re living in strange times, we’re told we need to stay at home, to isolate ourselves from others, the news is all a bit depressing. At Hastings In Focus we’ve been thinking about what we can do […]

In your garden – Corona Wildlife Diary: Day One

Michael Blencowe Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Senior Learning and Engagement Officer will be writing a daily blog to raise people’s spirits as we go through these difficult days, helping make sure we don’t lose touch with nature and wildlife as spring arrives, even if we are self–isolating. Here’s day one of the blog… As the world shuts […]

County’s public and emergency services declare a ‘major incident’ as ‘unprecedented public health emergency’ takes hold

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Sussex has prompted the county’s public and emergency services to declare a major incident. Sussex Local Resilience Forum (Sussex LRF) is made up of multiple agencies who work together to plan and prepare for localised incidents and catastrophic emergencies. Assistant Chief Constable Dave Miller from Sussex Police, which chairs […]

Now libraries shut their doors ‘until further notice’

Libraries are the latest casualty of the Corona virus crisis with East Sussex County Council announcing today that libraries will shut from Monday until further notice. A statement from the council says: “Following the UK government’s decision to ask public venues including pubs, restaurants, theatres and leisure centres to shut, we have decided to close […]