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Choke for all the NHS care

Experiences of the NHS can vary widely. Some find themselves well treated, while others have a bad time. One HOT reader with chronic health problems, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent us the following account.

Posted 17:29 Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 In: Health Matters Tags: , , , ,
Hollington Valley, shorn of its trees.

QGR tree-felling signals ‘need for real change’

This has not been a good month for the town’s green spaces – following council approval for the Queensway Gateway Road last month, contractors working for SeaChange Sussex have felled trees along a wide swathe through Hollington Valley where the road will run. This is an act of environmental vandalism, says Andrea Needham of Combe Haven Defenders.

The area by Warrior Square Station - earmarked for development.

Local plan: activist calls on you to comment

If you want to have a positive effect on Hastings Borough Council’s planning policies, you should take the opportunity to comment on the Hastings Local Plan which will lay down planning policy guidelines up to 2028. So says artist and local activist Maureen Jarvis, who stresses that the deadline for submitting comments is this Friday, 27 March, at 4.30pm. Nick Terdre reports.

HOW DEGRADING

How degrading!

Every year, I post this poster from The Green Blue, telling us how long it takes our rubbish to bio-degrade, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. A friend and I put them up along the coast – on noticeboards, in cafes, in shops, wherever water is near. Anyone we speak to is always shocked at how long things take to decompose. 

Posted 16:56 Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 In: The HOT Planet Tags: , , , , ,
Eddy Lugsdin

Edward Lugsdin – dancer & musician

Eddy Lugsdin is a well known local musician, singer, dancer, artist, photographer and all round entertainer. HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks with him about his various passions and tries to find out what makes him tick.

Posted 10:47 In: SOS Tags: , , , ,
CUP CAKE CHALLENGE Image by ZR

Hustings in Hastings 

Hearing that there are to be hustings in Hastings, where general election candidates are to be asked questions by members of the public, HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked one of the organisers, Chris Connelley, also a HOT writer, some questions of her own to find out more.

Photo by Malcolm Tam - malcolta@hotmail.com-6710

Wanted: out-of-this-world fashion designers

Style correspondent Bevali Francis reports on an exciting fashion opportunity: Front Row Fashion show is inviting all local fashion designers to apply for a chance to showcase their designs at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion on 21 and 22 November 2015.

Winning outfit made from old net curtains.

Nuts about fairtrade fashion

This year’s Bexhill Fairtrade Fashion show was held last Friday at the new Izzard Theatre in Bexhill 6th Form College. This new intimate venue was the ideal place to see fashion up close, writes HOT’s style correspondent Bevali Francis. The evening showcased clothes from Fairtrade fashion companies as well as work made by the students using Fairtrade cotton or recycled materials.

Posted 09:18 Friday, Mar 20, 2015 In: HOT Style Tags: , , , ,
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