Trustees map out their plans for iconic seafront landmark

When you’ve been entrusted with the responsibility for a grade II listed former church built in the neo-classical style in the early 19th century and occupying a high profile position on the seafront you could be excused for being a little apprehensive – the trustees of St Mary in the Castle, however, are far from […]

Lester’s world is a funny place to be – most of the time!

Lester Magoogan can produce up to 200 pieces of art in a week, not all of it is exhibition quality but each piece represents 36-year-old Lester’s unique perspective and it comes from what mum Marion and dad Wesley describe as ‘Lester’s world’. Lester was in his mid-teens before he discovered his artistic side and it […]

A chance to shine – spotlight falls on next generation of wrestling talent

Top young wrestling talent from in and around Hastings will get its chance to shine when Extreme World Wrestling (EWW) stages a unique event in Battle Memorial Hall later this month. Stu Allen, the man behind EWW, calls the event his ‘academy show’ because it’s the night when the young wrestlers who train week-in week-out […]

Is tonight’s gig the end of the pier show?

Is it the end of the line for Friends of Hastings Pier’s attempt to keep the town’s award winning pier under community control? There is to be a protest on the pier from 6pm tonight (Wednesday) organised by the pier’s staff. Staff who have been keeping the pier running while it has been in administration […]

The arrogant street punk with his eye on the long term prize

Lupo Lee is the first to admit he’s just an ‘arrogant street punk’. He’ll tell you proudly how he recently got involved in a brawl with the man who has made him what he is today and then ran off – stealing £5,000 from his mentor in the process. But Lupo Lee is just a […]

Time is ticking away with £100,000 still needed

Hastings Pier was back on TV at the weekend as BBC reporter Charlie Rose came to town town get an update on progress. And he heard good news about progress towards raising the money that gives Friends of Hastings Pier a fighting chance to keep the award winning Victorian structure under community control when the […]

Star names announced for this year’s Panto spectacular

Big-name stars Michelle Collins and Chico will headline the cast list at this year’s White Rock pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk that will run from December 14 to 30. Michelle will play the Fairy and X Factor star Chico will star as Jack in this year’s spectacular family pantomime. Michelle became a household name from her time playing Cindy Beale […]