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Set to dominate the UK's energy landscape - new nuclear power plants, led by EDF's Hinkley Point C (photo: EDF Energy).

Gas and nuclear dominate Rudd’s energy vision

Energy minister and local MP Amber Rudd this month set the country’s course in energy policy for this government with her first major speech since taking office. While her plans to phase out coal were well received,  her policy of locking the UK into a deep reliance on oil, gas and nuclear while marginalising renewable energies represent a big step backwards. Nick Terdre takes a close look.

Aerial view of the site of the proposed block of flats, at the junction of Tower Road (top), Cornfield Terrace (right) and St Peter's Road (left (photo: David Bowie).

Heritage protest over Tower Road development

Residents in the Tower Road area have formed a protest group to contest an application by local charity Magdalen & Lasher to build a block of flats in the road, arguing that it will mean the demolition of Victorian workshops which are likely to have been known to Robert Tressell. Nick Terdre reports.

Trash Cannes Festival

Trash’d in Hastings and St Leonards

We’re heading for the final weeks of Trash Cannes Festival and it seems like a good time to get an update from co-originator, film maker, anthropologist and local innovator, Keith Rodway. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks his some questions about the past, the present and the future of Trash Cannes and the Festival’s offshoots.

Down with Black Friday, up with Frost Fayre!

Black Friday, yet another clarion call to spend, spend, spend from Big Commerce, is not to every retailer’s taste. St Leonard’s Central proprietor Clive Gross has become so incensed by the damaging effect of the hype around Black Friday that today he is running a special ‘No Discount Day’ at the shop instead. And if you want to support local producers and retailers in St Leonards, in addition to Clive, don’t forget to attend the Frost Fayre in Kings Road tomorrow. Nick Terdre reports.

Curious Projects

Thinking and Making

Curious Projects would like you to join them for the Preview evening of

Photo courtesy Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span

The legendary Steeleye Span will perform at St Mary’s in the Castle on Thursday 10th December 2015.  Sean O’Shea talks with band members Liam Genockey, who lives in Hastings, and Maddy Prior about the band’s enduring popularity and some of their career highlights.

Southern's two-coach service departs Warrior Square station for Ashford.

Get updated on rail issues at Marshlink AGM

The annual general meeting of the Marshlink line between Hastings and Ashford, which takes place this Friday, offers a chance to catch up on some pressing rail issues. Nick Terdre reports.

The unauthorised Bunker, a blot on Ecclesbourne Glen and the Country Park (photo: Richard Alfred Moye/Ram Photographic).

Unauthorised developments at caravan park exercise minds at protest group’s meeting

The Save Ecclesbourne Glen group had its annual general meeting last Sunday (15 November), and explained its work to concerned local people. The retrospective planning case on solar panels is part of a much bigger picture. Will the Bunker really be demolished next spring?  Can the situation get worse? Bernard McGinley observed.

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