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The landslip area looking towards the sea.

Ruling lets HBC keep landslip report secret

Hastings Borough Council’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s ruling that the Coffey 2 geotechnical report should be put in the public domain has been upheld. The decision leaves questions unanswered, but perhaps more importantly, there appears to be no prospect of remedial action to re-open the closed parts of Ecclesbourne Glen to the public. Nick Terdre reports.

Show of Hands 600

Show of Hands go back to their roots

West country roots and folk group Show of Hands are one of the biggest acts in UK folk music, so when they came to St Mary in the Castle last weekend, HOT correspondent Darren Johnson wasn’t going to miss them. And very glad he was that he hadn’t! Photos by Simon Putman.

Posted 12:08 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , ,
22. Winter Sunset Over Leigh Dyer's Boat by Jennifer Baird

Connecting musicians and singers with local artist

Artist Jennifer Baird is putting a call out to musicians and singers who might like to come along to her forthcoming exhibition The Enchantment Aesthetic, at Hastings Arts Forum. Hannah Collisson writes.

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Outlands

Outlands is a new national experimental music touring network, championing the genre-resistant and  bringing adventurous interdisciplinary music to the forefront. The first event in this series presents a new live collaboration from artists Matana Roberts and Kelly Jayne Jones at The De La Warr Pavilion around the UK this May.

Posted 19:34 Monday, May 7, 2018 In: Arts News Tags: , , ,
Labour's Paul Barnett and Maya Evans on the stump in Hollington.

Hastings remains a Labour stronghold

Thursday’s election saw Labour tightening its grip on the local council as it increased its number of councillors to 24. The Tories held onto the remainding eight seats, leaving other opposition parties out in the cold, though the Greens came tantalisingly close to taking a seat off Labour. Nick Terdre reports.

The Lantern Trail route

Hastings Lantern Trail shines a light on cancer

Residents of Hastings and Rother will be lighting up the streets on Friday 11 May with a special night time lantern trail to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer. Report by Chris Cooper of Unique Improvements, a social enterprise that specialises in supporting community awareness of cancer.

All images: Max Neonlife Monaghan

Caliban’s Codex

Caliban’s Codex

Posted 13:43 Friday, May 4, 2018 In: Arts & Culture,Performance Tags: , ,
Neptune's Lair - one of the ideas for new activities on the pier which was presented at the public meeting (photo: Sid Saunders).

Pier friends’ bank holiday fundraising stymied

The Friends of Hastings Pier have been given more time to demonstrate their ability to fund their bid but plans to use one of the kiosks on the pier as a base for publicising the fundraising campaign over the bank holiday weekend have been rejected. Nick Terdre reports.

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