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Intense concentration at Hastings International Chess Congress.

Turov heads field for chess tournament

Preparations are well under way for the 2017/18 Hastings International Chess Congress which will open on 28 December at Horntye Park. To date nine grandmasters and one woman grandmaster have signed up. Nick Terdre reports.

A blue eyed weird sister – painting © Alice Mason

A town that is weird in so many ways

Barbaros Devecioglu, the proprietor of Cafe Grand Rue De Pera in Queens Road looks back on three years in Hastings and St Leonards and puts his finger on what keeps him here.

Local Labour hopes to get a boost from the Corbyn effect at May's local elections. Here the Labour leader speaks in Warrior Square in July (photo: Hastings & Rye Labour Party).

Labour candidates prepare to make a stand

The Labour Party has selected all its candidates bar one for the elections to Hastings Borough Council in May. Following a series of minor boundary changes in several wards, councillor posts will be contested in all 16 of the town’s wards.  Nick Terdre reports.

George Greaves at home

George Greaves, A man of his word

If you haven’t seen George’s photos at the Fishermen’s Museum, I strongly recommend you see this very important photographic record of the Hastings fishing fleet. I am fortunate enough to possess an original George Greaves photo, the one he posted to me in 1991. It is pinned to a shelf in my office where I see it every day, a wonderful memory of when I met the man who has chronicled Hastings’ fishing fleet for over 35 years.

A song round the campfire with Sound Waves.

Christmas concert ends Sound Waves’ busy year

Sound Waves Community choir present their Christmas concert next Friday, 15 December, round the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas. It’s the culmination of a busy year, as musical director Debbie Warren explains.

Photo courtesy Paula Radice

Militarisation in schools – a teacher’s perspective

Dr. Paula Radice has lived and worked as a primary teacher in Hastings & St Leonards since 1995 and in the last few years has been a local Headteacher. Hot’s Sean O’Shea talks with her about her experience of militarisation in schools, the impact it can have on young minds, and what it’s like being expected by Inspectors to “promote British values” in her school.

Comedian Mark Thomas will be at St Mary in the Castle next Wednesday – or will he?

Mark Thomas wants our visions of the future

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas brings his sell-out Fringe show, A Show That Gambles on the Future, to Hastings’ St Mary in the Castle on Wednesday 13 December… or will he? Erica Smith quizzes him about what the future holds for us all.

Posted 19:54 Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 In: Comedy Tags: , , , , ,
Varieties of insulation

An introduction to insulation: II

Local architect, insulation specialist and sustainable building expert, Ken Davis offers HOT readers more helpful information on insulation. Essential for maintaining warmth in the home. I have heard this many times from numerous sources, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick – that it is no use having the best heating system if you don’t have good insulation, for maintaining the heat in the house. 

Posted 17:42 In: Energy Wise Tags: ,
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