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Ore Valley Greenway route attracted nearly 70.

Greenway group calls open evening

Hastings Greenway Group is holding an open evening on Thursday 2 February with the aim of moving their campaign for a safe walking and cycling network into a higher gear. On the agenda will be possible funding for the Ore Valley stretch of greenway and the formation of a sustainable transport forum for the town. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Tony Polain.

Mary Chapin Carpenter (Picture Credit Aaron Farrington)

Preview corner: What’s HOT in February

There’s always loads of things going on in Hastings and the surrounding area. And just because it’s cold and foggy, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get out and enjoy it. Every month we do a round-up of some of the things coming up that have caught our eye, and every month we ask Toby Sargent, our man with the V Reg Maestro, built-in cassette player and the string-backed driving gloves, to write it.

Six-a-side football at Horntye Park.

Six-a-side footie season kicking off at Horntye

Want to take your friendly football knockabouts to a higher level? A new six-a-side season is about to start in Hastings. Nick Terdre reports.

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Thomas Truax Photo Chris Saunders

Trash’d brings Thomas Truax to town TONIGHT!

Musician and soundsmith, Thomas Truax, he of the songs that are stories and self-created instruments will be appearing as part of the Trash Cannes Festival at a venue that is as unique as he is, Kino Teatr in St Leonards-on-Sea. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Truax some questions and discovers how his creative ingenuity and stubborn determination have helped forged his musical pathway.

Outside BD Foods new factory unit, managing director John Davis, far right, next to council leader Peter Chowney (photo: HBC).

Council adds to commercial property portfolio

As part of its income generation programme, Hastings Borough Council has added to its commercial property portfolio a newly built factory unit for food manufacturer BD Foods. Nick Terdre reports.

Members of Hastings and Rye Green Party display their banner in Alexandra Park (photo: HGP).

Greens join local protest against Trump

The inauguration of Donald Trump as US president last Friday sparked unprecedented acts of repudiation across the world. Thousands took part in the ‘Bridges Not Walls’ movement, which started in town and was supported by the Hastings and Rye Green Party. Nick Terdre reports.

A collage of collages © Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett: Hard Brexit at blackShed gallery

Banned by some, censored by others, no subject is beyond reproach as far as Tom Bartlett’s concerned. He plays with our sensibilities with a challenging and exciting collection of collage and assemblages that go on show at the blackShed gallery near Robertsbridge.

Sonita whispers to camera

Incredible true story of girl banned from singing

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami set out to make a film about an Afghan refugee rapper – and ended up helping her escape, explains Annie Waite. Sonita Alizadeh, profiled in the film Sonita, on at the Electric Palace cinema this Friday and Saturday, narrowly avoided being sold into a forced marriage.

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