LGBT history month – new exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating LGBT History Month with an exhibition highlighting the little-known history of East Sussex’s LGBTQ+ communities called LGBTQ+ = Me. Kim Forward, lead councillor for culture said: “This is an important exhibition which is the culmination of over seven months of collaboration between a group of young people and […]

National homeless crisis pushes Hastings Council to the brink

A national homeless crisis is pushing Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) finances to breaking point, councillors will be told next week. Increasing demand has seen its homelessness budget rocket by £386,000 more than expected. The cost of keeping homeless households in temporary accommodation is now costing the council £2 million a year. And families are spending […]

Success after success as George piled up the wins at the weekend

On Saturday night George French made his second appearance in the Queensberry Boxing League (QBL) in a stunning venue at the Epsom racecourse. This time he was matched against a much fairer opponent John Barnard at light middleweight. After just 30 seconds of the first round George found his range and quickly took control of […]

Hastings a step closer to £25m funding bid

Hastings has taken a big step closer to bidding for up to £25m from the Government’s new Town Fund by setting up a Town Deal Board. At a public meeting last week delegates from the health, education, business, community and voluntary sectors in the town, as well as officers from East Sussex County Council (ESCC), […]

Chopbacks fire home seven to secure their place in semi final

South Coast Athletico – 7 Sovereign Saints – II After the disappointment of dropping points in last weekend’s league game the Chopbacks were back in cup action looking to secure a first semi final of the season against Sovereign Saints II in the Eastbourne Junior Cup. The game couldn’t have started any better when Tyler Smith put through for Connor Easton to score after just 19 seconds, […]

Short-handed Ports win out

Lordswood II – 15 St Leonards CP – 65 (HT 10-30) Injuries and unavailability meant that Ports travelled to the Medway towns with only ten players, bolstered by Rye stalwart Cezza, and Welsh centre Matt Mayatt. Lordswood loaned a player too, giving Ports 13 to face a full Lordswood squad. The strange quality of the […]