Big Local’s small grants to benefit North-East Hastings residents

At a recent meeting of its Small Grants Sub-Committee, Big Local North-East Hastings agreed to grant more than £15,000 to 14 organisations to offer a wide range of services and events to local residents in the coming months. These included:  Hastings Storytelling Festival for two performances of Ling Nose puppets at Sandown School as part […]

Hastings remembers His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

A simple statement from the Royal household yesterday announced the death of The Duke of Edinburgh: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. “Further announcements […]

A ‘living, breathing contradiction’ – just one view of our town

When the weather turned nice Tom McCann took his camera, went for a walk and considered all that Hastings means to him. The weather was lovely earlier in the week, for the first time in a very long time you could really feel that things are getting better – like a little bit of June […]

Forgiving and forgetting – genuine forgiveness is not easy

‘I can forgive but I can’t forget.’  Those words attributed to the 19th century American clergyman Henry Ward Beecher (and brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) will be familiar to many of us.  Perhaps we have even used them. Offering genuine forgiveness is not easy and it can sometimes be difficult […]