Rudd’s day to raise awareness of mental health support services

Amber Rudd is hosting her first ever Mental Health Summit today. The MP for Hastings will be aiming to raise awareness for the issue of mental health and highlight the support which is available to local residents. She has invited organisations and constituents to St Mary in the Castle to discuss the best way forward […]

In pictures… Escapism in Hastings Country Park

Readers have enjoyed the selection of photographs we posted on Sunday of last weekend’s Greenway Walk. No one questions that in Hastings and St Leonards we enjoy some stunning scenery. It’s also so easy to be in the bustling heart of the town and then walk for just a few minutes and find yourself in […]

The Police – Over-stretched and overwhelmed by ‘broken’ mental health system

The police cannot be expected to pick up the pieces of a ‘broken mental health system’. That’s the headline finding of a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published earlier this week. Hastings In Focus understands that an increasing amount of local officer’s time is spent dealing with people […]

Finding hope in a battle that never stops.

James Dee was born in St Leonards and has spent his entire life growing up here. He went to school at West St Leonards Primary followed by Filsham Valley, Claverham and then Bexhill College. He has always had a strong interest and devotion to his home town, wanting to always give something back. James has […]