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British forces in the Falklands, one of the few legal wars fought by the country since WW2 (photo: Crown Copyright IWM, FKD 264).

Don’t pay taxes to support illegal wars!

Both international and national law make waging war and the funding of war illegal, says local peace activist Chris Coverdale. If tax

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Nick Perry, once more the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Hastings & Rye, at the party's recent conference in Brighton.

Lib Dems first out of the election traps

Faced with the possibility of a snap general election, the local Lib Dems have stolen a march on their political rivals by

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Lorraine Bowen

The Queen of Crumble returns to St Leonards

This Friday Lorraine Bowen (winner of David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent) presents her eccentric comedy and quirky songs

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Will's poster - made with much heart love

He saw, he swam, he cone-quered

A few days ago, William The Cone-queror, aka William Stevens, he of the famous ice-cream bicycle who literally peddles his wares (Di Paulo’s ice

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Rehearsals under way for PUSH.

Soloist Matthew Stiff, centre, and choir at rehearsal.

When cultures collide: new opera links 1066 with modern-day themes of invasion and loss

Themes of invasion, loss and the redeeming power of human goodness are explored in PUSH, a powerful new opera which has its world premiere this weekend, Saturday 1 October, at the De La Warr Pavilion. Cultures collided when William conquered England, and they still do today as people move around, whether displaced by war and poverty or enjoying their freedom to roam as EU citizens. Preview by Nick Terdre. Photos by Pat Pope.
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The Big Sleep Hastings 2016

This week! Rough sleeping for Seaview

This Friday, it’s The Big Sleep Hastings 2016 – with the goal to raise more funds for the Seaview Project than last year (£23,000)

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Sea Crossing Maggie's boat

Sea Crossing

Boats. There is something  about boats. From children playing in the bath with them, sailing them over ponds, boats frustratingly lost from being becalmed or capsizing. Then there

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King Size Slim

King Size Slim storms the Stade

“King Size Slim – you must see him”, said a friend to me. “Great voice and a good guy.” High praise from this particular

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Statue of Queen Victoria in Warrior Square by Francis John Williamson; unveiled in 1902, damaged by bullets in 1942.

‘Not 1066 and all that’ – a different approach to conventional history

In conventional history-making what seems to unite different historians is a particular subject matter, such as a period

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ROOT 1066: the festival that keeps on giving

Highlights of the ROOT 1066 festival as September gives way to October include a couple of “unmissable” talks and the first performance

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Hastings Beach  Photo Angie Perkins

Hastings and Rother bid for Great Place Scheme

Alongside all the activity around Stade Saturdays and the ROOT 1066 festival, we’ve also been looking further forwards and wanted to post

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World Mental Health Day local event

Love Hastings, Love Yourself

As part of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, ‘Love Hastings, Love Yourself’ is an all-day event open to everyone and anyone interested in mental

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lorna-strawson

Lorna Strawson – White Rock Theatre’s bright new face

The White Rock Theatre stands on the sea front, adjacent to the new pier. A gorgeous building, inside and out, exuding

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Part of the Story of Hastings in 66 Objects exhibition which attendees will visit (photo: Alex Brattell).

Heritage forum on 1066 and town development

This year’s heritage forum, to be held on Wednesday 12 October, will look at the relationship between the Battle of Hastings and the

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