Respect, admiration and awe – MP praises heroism of the RNLI

Local lifeboat crews and other RNLI volunteers were praised for their heroism and bravery when Hastings and Rye MP, Sally-Ann Hart, took part in a debate in the House of Commons yesterday. Speaking in Westminster Hall, Mrs Hart said: “It is hard to put into words the respect, admiration and awe I have for the […]

Hastings – full-fibre broadband will put town in the top 14 per cent nationwide

An East Sussex start-up has secured substantial investment to bring hyperfast full-fibre broadband to Hastings. Billed as the most profound infrastructure advancement to benefit residents and businesses in recent years, Eastbourne based Lightning Fibre will build, install and operate the new full-fibre network, starting with Eastbourne and then Hastings. The new hyperfast network will deliver […]

Eat Out to Help Out acclaimed a success in hastings and Rye

The August the Eat Out to Help Out scheme delivered nearly 100,000 discounted meals across Hastings and Rye. The Government backed scheme was designed to encourage people back out to our restaurants, pubs and bars to get those businesses back on their feet after they had been forced to close as a result of the […]

Travelodge Bar Cafe stays closed as Hastings’ hotel reopens for business

Even as the main hotel reopens the Travelodge Hastings Bar Cafe will stay closed in line with Covid-19 safety measures. The Hastings Travelodge, in Bohemia Road, has been closed since March when lockdown was imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The hotel chain, which operates 573 hotels across the UK, said it has invested in […]

Worried and isolated youngsters will enjoy a ‘safe space’ and learn new skills

Vulnerable young people who have been ‘forgotten’ during the Covid-19 pandemic will benefit from a cash boost to a local charity. Hastings-based charity Education Futures Trust (EFT) has been awarded a grant of £48,642 from the Youth Endowment Fund to support young people at risk of being drawn into violent crime through the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

Man hospitalised with ‘serious injury’ after assault with a metal pole

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a metal pole in Hastings. Officers were called to the fishermen’s huts near The Stade, Rock-a-Nore Road, around 6pm on Saturday (June 13th) to reports of an assault. The 22-year-old victim had got into a minor disagreement with an unknown man, during which he […]

Adapting to circumstance… Hastings Jack In The Green goes online to support the NHS

Organisers of Jack In The Green are taking the event online this weekend. “We are very pleased to say that during these difficult times we are looking to bring the town online and together to celebrate our beloved festival, Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green,” Keith Leech, Chair of Trustees Traditional Jack in the Green announced […]