Old Hastings Labour councillor quits party ‘in despair’ over antisemitism

Old Hastings Labour Councillor Dany Louise has quit the party saying the “level of denial” by Jeremy Corbyn supporters over Labour’s antisemitism problem leaves her “in despair”. Her shock resignation was reported in the Jewish Chronicle and her resignation comes amid claims that thousands of members are now leaving the Labour party as a result of Mr […]

Labour demands rethink on cuts to ENT services at Conquest

NHS bosses are being asked to think again about their controversial decision to run down local treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions at the Conquest Hospital. Hastings and Rye Labour Party is pressing for health bosses to think again about their decision which, if implemented, would see patients from the Hastings area having to […]

Council to ignore petition demanding Isabel Blackman centre be saved

A campaign by local people to halt the closure of the Isabel Blackman centre in Hastings Old Town has failed. And East Sussex County Council (ESCC) appears to be discarding a petition signed by more than 1,500 local people asking for the council to reconsider its decision. A statement issued by ESCC today said: “As […]

Surprised? Rudd and Chowney at odds over impact of Budget

It’s perhaps unsurprising that Hastings’ Conservative MP and the man who will be her direct rival when the next General Election is held hold divergent views when it comes to their assessments of yesterday’s Budget speech by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. While Ms Rudd says the Budget means, “…more money in the pockets […]

Rudd confirmed as candidate when election comes – intriguing re-run on the cards

Amber Rudd has been officially adopted as Hastings and Rye Conservative Association’s candidate at the next general election. Confirmation came following a meeting of the executive council of the local party yesterday (Friday) when Ms Rudd was re-adopted, unanimously. Graeme Williams, Chairman of the association said: “Amber has been a most effective MP for the constituency. […]

UPDATED – Fight goes on to secure future of Station Plaza walk-in centre

Saturday’s protest outside the NHS walk-in centre at Station Plaza in Hastings town centre can have left health bosses in no doubt that local people are determined to ensure the centre stays open Around 75 people took part in the protest including a bus load of people who had travelled from Ore and two homeless […]