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The America Ground

HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks with local historian, Ken Brooks about the origin of the America Ground and the fate of this short lived quasi-republic of Hastings. They

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Council scraps planning notification letters

As from the New Year Hastings Borough Council will stop sending letters to notify residents of planning applications in their area. The move, confirmed at

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Sound Waves perform at the Big Sing for St Michael's Hospice.

Sound Waves at the heart of the community

It’s been quite a year for Sound Waves Community Choir since Debbie Warren was appointed as resident musical director – following a

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Fishy masterclasses coming early next year

For many centuries fish and fishing were the very lifeblood of Hastings. The piscatorial pioneers who brought in those doughty denizens of the deep

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Toad of Toad Hall roars into The Stables Theatre this month

Preview corner: What’s hot in December

So much to do, see and enjoy in our local area in December. Toby Sargent, our man in the bri-nylon Santa suit with 10 B&H and a half bottle of Lidl own brand Scotch tucked into his boot, slipped out of his grotto to take a look.

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Nick Perry with colleagues at the North Kingston by-election campaign HQ.

Local Lib Dems help Olney to victory

Local Liberal Democrats played a part in securing Sarah Olney’s shock by-election victory in Richmond Park and North Kingston. Nick Terdre reports.

Voters

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The Penny Pincher’s Christmas

With Christmas coming and the usual plethora of c-list celeb pantos on offer, two local actors decide to break the mould, John Knowles explains why.

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Film Poster Sale at the Electric Palace Sunday 4 December at 3pm

Snaffle yourself one of the most inventive and original Christmas gifts around at the Electric Palace’s lively fundraising auction this Sunday 4 December, hosted by the inimitable Glenn Veness, says

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Sunny Side Up, one of the first choirs in East Sussex formed of dementia sufferers, performs at last year's Christmas concert.

Singing away the dementia barriers

Since he set up Dementia Support East Sussex to promote singing as a means of combating the social isolation inflicted by dementia, chair Cliff Slack

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On your marks . . get set . . bake!

Everybody loves The Great British Bake Off on TV, don’t they? Yes they do. Even if some are a bit

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Members of Fossil Free Hastings pose outside Hastings Weather Station with a copy of the WMO report. The graph shows global temperature changes since 1880 (photo: FFH).

Divestment advice for pension committee

Divestment campaigners from Hastings and elsewhere in East Sussex stepped up their campaign to persuade the East Sussex Pension Committee to switch funds out of

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Park Beck as it is - a "characterful house," according to Chris Lewcock.

Changes to Park Beck application cause concern

Regal Care Homes and its developer, Penson have amended their proposal for an ’extra care home’ at 21 Upper Maze Hill, suggesting that

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Creative Christmas at Hastings Arts Forum

Every December HAF holds a wonderfully festive arts and crafts event. This year will be no exception. It’s an opportunity for members to show

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Murder in the Belfry – a murder mystery fundraiser

The evil Dr Black has been brutally murdered. With his reputation for going out of his way to upset people, there

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