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James Bacon with some of the pupils who took part in Walk to School Week (photo: James Bacon).

Walking the walk at ARK Blacklands

ARK Blacklands Primary Academy took part in the recent Walk to School Week, under the enthusiastic leadership of teaching assistant James Bacon, who turned his personal participation into an opportunity to raise funds for the Stroke Association in memory of late council leader Jeremy Birch. James explained all to Nick Terdre.

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Storm in a tea cup

‘Trail blazer’. ‘Pioneer’. ‘Innovator’. ‘Explorer’. Words written down after interviewing Brendan Walker – a man The Times has dubbed ‘The World’s Only Thrill Engineer’. HOT’s Zelly Restorick explains.

New council leader Peter Chowney promoting an electric car charging point on the sea-front last year (photo: HBC).

Chowney elected new council leader

At the annual council meeting on Friday, Councillor Peter Chowney was elected leader of the council in place of the late Jeremy Birch. Lead member posts were also allocated, Nick Terdre reports.

Hurrah for gardening!

Can you grow green fingers? (part two)

HOT’s Chris Cormack has been to the first of the gardening lectures at Fairlight Hall and is fuelled with a new mission to make his garden (his kitchen window garden) edible again as per the next lesson:  The edible garden.

Interpretation Matters Image by ZR

The Interpretation Matters Handbook

TONIGHT! Just a quick reminder to all artists and art enjoyers that it’s the launch event of Dany Louise’s book, The Interpretation Matters Handbook, on Wednesday 20 May, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

DON'T PANIC!

Around and about (XII)

A little something I’m experimenting with, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick! Giving up relentless pushing and forcing and exploring the concept of allowing things to happen more organically. Interesting results. Worth a try!

Horizons Certificate Day 2014

Horizon celebrates local learners

So far in 2015, the European Social Fund (ESF) has funded courses at Horizons Community Learning to improve the skills and knowledge of over 100 local adults of all ages. In the three years that ESF has been supporting Horizons, more than 350 learners have completed various courses, ranging from food hygiene and confidence-building to working towards GCSEs.

Council leader Jeremy Birch at an event to mark the return of the pier to the community in August 2013.

Memorial event for Jeremy Birch in June

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