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Kabubbu villagers and volunteers - photo: Ark William Parker Academy

Three cheers for students who care!!!

For the last eight years, the students and staff at Parkwood Sixth Form College and Ark William Parker Academy have been involved in raising funds to support the large village of Kabubbu in Uganda through the Quicken Trust.

Posted 13:58 Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , , ,
HFS' headquarters in Dorset Place.

Hastings Furniture Service: the first 25 years

Hastings Furniture Service has been making its presence felt in town for 25 years – its mission is to provide affordable furniture and electrical goods to low-income families. Among its other activities it provides training in relevant skills such as furniture restoration for the unemployed and unqualified, and opportunities for volunteers to make a worthwhile contribution. Comedian Mark Thomas is also part of the story, as chief executive Naomi Ridley explained to Nick Terdre.

HUFC v Burgess Hill, photo: Liam Willis

Christmas Shenanigans Corrected in Late Winner

Saturday 28th December

Posted 00:08 Sunday, Dec 29, 2013 In: Sport Tags: , , ,
Steering groupmembers Fiona Rankin-Wright (left) and Dawn Alba gratefully accept a donation for website development.

Traidcraft fillip for Hastings Fairtrade

The steering group set up to plot Hastings’ route to Fairtrade status received a fillip when it held its first meeting, with news that Traidcraft, the ethical and fairtrade supplier, will be holding a roadshow here in late January. HOT’s Nick Terdre reports.

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Micro-stories from Bronwen Griffiths

Bronwen Griffiths is a local writer. Bronwen was in Libya in February 2011 when civil war broke out as part of the wider ‘Arab Spring’. Her novel about Libya will be published in early 2014.

Posted 13:35 Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 In: Literature
Eyes up for vintage fashion at Wardrobe Clothes Agency.

On the trail of vintage fashion

As Christmas panic descends, how about heading away from the bustle of Hastings town centre for some vintage fare? Championed by the likes of Alexa Chung and Kate Moss, vintage clothes offer the fashionably intrepid refreshingly different designs and quality clothing on a budget. With a trail of shops stretching from St Leonards to the Old Town, Hastings has a diverse vintage scene that is well worth seeking out. Grace Vogiatzis shows the way.

K D Faerydae at book signing

Magical in every way

KD Faerydae lives near Hastings. She is currently taking a break from veterinary nursing to write, travel and spend time with loved ones. A lover of all things fantasy, KD’s gifted imagination led others to advise she write a book, resulting in the creation of Hidden Magic, a fantasy book for children aged 10 to 100 and the first book in the Liberty Realm series, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 10:48 Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 In: Literature Tags: , ,
Replacing a column underneath the pier.

Born-again pier set to open in spring 2015

Preparations for demolishing the damaged buildings on Hastings pier and restoring it to its former glory are well under way, and the born-again pier should be ready to open its doors to the public by spring 2015. Deepraj Shrestha reports.

Posted 14:50 Monday, Dec 16, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , ,
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