‘Kill the bill’ protestors stage peaceful protest in the park

By Tom McCann Saturday’s dual Stand Up To Racism and Kill The Bill protest in Alexandra Park was a peaceful event during which songs from What a Wonderful World to Stand By Me were sung and speeches made regarding a variety of topics, from the conditions refugees have to live in at Napier Barracks near […]

Have you seen Kesley Searle?

Kesley Searle, 26, is wanted by police in East Sussex, for recall to prison having broken the terms of his release licence. He had been released from prison on licence in November, part way through a sentence for robbery, but the probation service now require his arrest and return to prison as he has broken […]

Fun in the sun and all for a very worthy cause

It’s great to have a bit of fun in the sun and it’s great to be raising money for a good cause – it’s truly amazing when you can put them both together. That’s what happened last weekend when the Association of Carers managed to raise more than £1,100 with a Charity Obstacle Fun Run […]

NHS boss praises efforts of Conquest charity team

Last year Friends of Conquest Hospital raised more the £260,000 to support a wide range of services and projects at the hospital. Last week Chief Executive of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) Dr Adrian Bull came to Hastings to attend the Friends of Conquest Hospital monthly meeting to thank the committee for their huge […]

Getting knives off our streets – Operation Sceptre success!

Tens of thousands of people across Sussex joined in the conversation about knife crime during a week-long national campaign. Operation Sceptre ran March 11th to 17th and officers were out and about across the county talking to people about knives. Schools, college and youth events were visited during the week as officers spoke to young people […]

Watchdog judges ‘Skilled and dedicated team’ to be outstanding

FAMILIES needing the support of social workers in East Sussex are receiving an ‘outstanding’ service, Ofsted inspectors have said. East Sussex County Council has become one of few local authorities to have achieved the highest possible rating for its work with vulnerable families following an inspection which focussed on front-line staff. For the experiences and […]

Parent’s fury as council announce plans to AXE music tuition service

Fury among parents over plans to axe musical instrument tuition across East Sussex has reached boiling point. On Monday, a single ESCC councillor is expected to agree plans to close the small group instrumental teaching service across the county which will save the council £180K and cost 70 jobs in the process according to a […]