The Hands Up project reaches out across the world

People in Hastings and beyond heard about a unique project last week when local man Adrian Underhill spoke about an initiative which links children in Gaza with their peers around the world. The Hands Up project enables children in Gaza to connect, through the internet, with youngsters of their age group in other countries. Last […]

Hastings Against War stages its annual Hiroshima Day commemoration

Thursday saw the annual Hiroshima Day commemoration in Alexandra Park, the event was first held by Hastings Against War (HAW) in 2005 and has been staged annually since 2007. People gathered to remember those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago. An estimated 185,000 people died as a […]

Health and safety concerns put a stop to Alexandra Park floating lanterns

Just a year ago Hastings Mayor Councillor Nigel Sinden welcomed participants to the annual Hastings Against War ceremony in Alexandra Park to mark the dropping on the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This year on the 75th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped, and giving organisers just two days notice, Hastings Borough Council […]