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Hastings Green Party forms alliance with Labour to unseat Amber Rudd

The Labour Party candidate for Hastings & Rye has accepted an offer from Hastings and Rye Green Party (HRGP) not to stand a candidate in the general election in return for various pledges, with the aim of unseating Amber Rudd. Peter Chowney has agreed, amongst other pledges, that if elected he will support proposals for electoral reform and will oppose new runways at Heathrow or Gatwick. HOT’s Erica Smith shares the news.

Eric Slater: Rough Sea (Splash Point)

A Sussex wave from Japan

Closed footpaths prevent free access to Ecclesbourne Glen from the west. Photo from November 2016.

EU grant prompts hopes for glen reopening

The award of an EU grant for the construction of the new Country Park visitors centre frees funds for use elsewhere in the park. Save Ecclesbourne Glen group would like to see them applied to reopening the parts of the glen closed due to the landslip. Nick Terdre reports.

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Stories in black and white

It might feel that Marilyn Stafford, at the age of 91, has recently been discovered. In truth, she has never been away. Walking into the Lucy Bell Gallery HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was not surprised to see that the documentary’s black and white images were familiar – because they are of their time from photographers Bert Hardy, Roger Mayne, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Robert Doisneau  – of feral street kids, 1950s fashion, refugees. But Lauris was surprised that she had never heard of the photographer.

Suzanne Cheal leads a singing session with dementia sufferers.

New singing clubs open for dementia sufferers

Despite funding difficulties, Dementia Support East Sussex (DSES) is pushing ahead with its mission of providing singing opportunities for people suffering from dementia, with several new clubs about to open. Nick Terdre reports.

ICAHD UK 2015 Conference Salma Karmi Ayyoub

The On-Going Nakba

British-Palestinian human rights lawyer talks out: Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign are delighted that Salma Karmi-Ayyoub will be giving a talk during ‘Nakba’ week. Gill Knight writes.

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Pockets by the sea

Danny Pockets is well known in Hastings and beyond our boundaries. He is an artist, video maker and sculptor, as well as a visual historian and a psycho-geographer:  documenting and walking into the faded, battered, disappearing social history of the every day. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths had  heard of Pockets and his nostalgic shop fronts series but the first images she saw were of  that strong, sculptural work horse of a construction, Hastings pier.

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Women Resist War

At the Quaker Meeting House on 2 May, there was an event themed around women who resisted the First World War, shining a light on those women who aren’t widely known yet, whose stories form part of the wider history of the war. John Enefer writes.

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