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Scramble for the Lovely Eggs

This Sunday, a lucky few will have a feast for the ears when The Lovely Eggs play at The Printworks. Tickets sold out super fast. For those of you who don’t have tickets or don’t know what they are missing, Erica Smith interviewed Holly Ross, half of The Lovely Eggs duo.

Posted 16:25 Saturday, May 26, 2018 In: Music & Sound
Hastings' new mayor, Cllr Nigel Sinden, left, shakes hands with his deputy, Cllr James Bacon.

Sinden mayor as HBC makes new appointments

It was a case of musical chairs at the annual meeting of Hastings Borough Council last week, as new holders of the mayoral posts and the various committees were elected, though portfolio holders were almost unchanged. Nick Terdre lists the names.

Walls are rising on the site behind the listed buildings off West Hill Road.

Threat to Archery Ground affordable housing

The diminished supply of affordable housing in Hastings could take a further hard knock if Gemselect’s request to drastically reduce the number of affordable homes in the Archery Ground redevelopment gets council approval. Nick Terdre reports.

The monthly street market in King's Road, a hot spot for new businesses. What do you think of it all?

Come along and talk to us about your town

St Leonards-based social enterprise Coastal Action is currently researching a major project on social change and gentrification in the town and is looking for help from local people happy to talk about their experience of what is happening where they are, as Chris Connelly explains.

Photo by Bevali Francis

HOT Style: Meet Vicki

Spotted at the Sunday Flea Market in the Palace, White Rock, Hastings.  

Mark Heller and Rebecca Robinson tell the story of the Carpenters' meteoric rise to fame and Karen's untimely death.

Karen Carpenter show comes to Hastings

Fans of the Carpenters are in for a treat when the Karen Carpenter show Yesterday Once More comes to the Opus Theatre in Hastings on 2 June. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:46 Monday, May 21, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , , ,
A trench dug as part of the archeological investigations.

Visitor centre behind schedule and over budget

Construction of the new visitor centre in Hastings Country Park is not going well. The project is running well behind schedule and costs have risen substantially. In fact, after looking closely at the relevant regulations as well as the council’s own recent references to the matter, Bernard McGinley concludes that planning permission has lapsed. Photos by Bernard McGinley.

Mark Thomas and fellow comedians support HFS

Mark Thomas and friends support HFS

Stand-up comedian, political activist and journalist, Mark Thomas is the patron of local furniture charity, Hastings and Other Furniture Service (HFS). On 25 May, he’ll be appearing at The De La War Pavilion alongside a number of fellow comedians – Daniel Kitson, Bridget Christie, Robin Ince, Shazia Mirza, Jonny & the Baptists and Tiernan Douieb – in a comedy benefit gig. 

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