Lock it when you leave it!

Sussex Police are encouraging moped and motorbike riders to protect their vehicles from would-be thieves. The campaign, advises riders to ‘lock, chain and cover your bike’, whenever they are parked. Moped and motorbike thefts saw a rise in Sussex during last summer and towards the end of 2018, with various operations being put into action […]

The dread and hope of Hastings made Tom who he is today…

Nineteen-year-old Tom McCann is Hastings born and bred, as were his father and grandfather before him, but as a young man trying to make his way in life he has a love/hate relationship with the town he calls home – here he explains why. A few weeks ago I was asked to write about a […]

Chopbacks are the CHAMPIONS

Wisden Junior Cup Final Victoria Baptists 1 South Coast Athletico 3 The final game of South Coast Athletico’s second season had arrived, the opponents were Eastbourne’s Victoria Baptists, the match was the final of the Wisdens Sports Junior Cup  and the ground was Hastings United’s. The two teams had already played each other twice during the season, Baptists leading by two goals in […]

Dominating Ports close out Crawley

St Leonards CP 47 Crawley 0 (HT 26-0) After Ports had taken the journey to West Sussex twice this season, it was much appreciated when Crawley brought a sizeable squad for Ports’ final league game of the season. Ports were not extending the charity to the pitch though, from the initial kick off Max Olujobi […]

Royal date for the Kates of Coffin Club

It’s been less than two years since Kate Tym and Kate Dyer set up Coffin Club in Hastings and an invite to meet the Queen received this week is the latest significant achievement on their road to breaking the taboo that surrounds talking about death. The invite to Windsor Castle in April is to help […]

More people can benefit from Hospice at Home care

St Michael’s Hospice will be able to deliver palliative care to more people living in the community thanks to a new car they have been given by Sussex Freemasons. The presentation of the brand new car was made at a special ceremony on Friday. St Michaels Hospice was just one of four hospices across Sussex […]

Amber Rudd – why I voted the way I did… a message to my constituents

There have been calls today for Amber Rudd to either resign her cabinet post or be sacked by Prime Minister Theresa May. Many believe Ms Rudd broke the convention of collective responsibility which requires government ministers to vote for government policy regardless of their own personal views. In the past ministers unable to uphold the […]

Pilot scheme hopes to raise fuel efficiency in rented homes

Improving the fuel efficiency of private rented housing can help alleviate fuel poverty and lead to a cleaner environment. That’s the message from Hastings Borough Councillor Andy Batsford, Lead Councillor for Housing as HBC plans to host an event called Better Homes for Hastings that will bring together private landlords, housing associations, tenants and businesses, including TrustMark […]