What a beautiful town we live in… (3) Photographs by Peter Norman.

The weather over Easter weekend just highlighted what a stunning location we live in and here, courtesy of Peter Norman we bring you some fantastic shots of the town in celebration of our environment. If you have any photographs you’d like to share with Hastings In Focus readers email them to tellmeyourstory@hastingsinfocus.co.uk or send them via […]

Hastings Pier is open to the public after three month closure

Pictures courtesy of Peter Norman HASTINGS Pier reopened to the public this morning. Owner Sheikh Abid Gulzar arrived shortly before 11am to find a film crew among those waiting to greet him. Opening the gates he said: “I am delighted that Hastings Pier is once again open to the public and look forward to seeing […]

Can Mr Gulzar perform a miracle on Hastings Pier?

While a lot of attention has been focussed on a feature in Sunday’s Observer about Hastings Pier, over in Brighton, writing for The Argus, Adam Trimingham has his own thoughts which are sure to be controversial no matter which side of the debate you sit on. Has the owner of Hastings Pier taken on too much? […]

Owners now say the pier WILL open before Easter…

According to its Facebook page this morning the owner of Hastings Pier is ‘feeling blessed’ as the Facebook post announces that the pier will be open by Easter – apparently contradicting an announcement made earlier saying the pier would remain closed over the Easter weekend. The announcement comes after both MP Amber Rudd and leader […]

Time to heal ‘nasty divisions’ over pier says Jess Steele

The woman who many see as the saviour of Hastings Pier has spoken out about what she sees as ‘the disturbing level of polarisation’ within the town over the future of the iconic Victorian structure. She is critical of the tone of the debate about the future of the pier which has taken place on […]