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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

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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

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Free Santa's Grotto.

It’s all systems go for Christmas charities

Christmas is a busy time for charities working with homeless people and families short of the resources to provide for themselves at the

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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

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A song round the campfire with Sound Waves.

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. Continue reading…


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

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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

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George Greaves at home

George Greaves, A man of his word

HOT’s John Cole first met George Greaves when he came down from London to take photos of Hastings fishermen in 1991. Forever generous

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Boarded-up public toilets in Harold Place - an unpopular measure taken by HBC in response to funding cuts.

Budget disappoints council leaders

There were no gaffes when the chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget in late November but nor was there much on offer for hard-pressed councils. Nick

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Building Stronger Communities

Building Stronger Communities training

Projects Officer, Tanya Vice at Hastings Voluntary Action wants to get the word around town about a briefing / help session for Building Stronger Communities and

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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.

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Bottle Alley

Bottle Alley Lights up!

Hastings Borough Council has replaced some 500 metres of broken lighting with new state of the art equipment that is programmable for special effects – and

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The meeting place at the Cafe Grande Rue da Pera - scene of passionate but friendly philosophical debate (photo: Hanik Blackman).

Philosophy and coffee – and more – on the menu at Grand Rue de Pera cafe and shop

Among the varied programme of events at the Grand Rue De Pera

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FREE energy-related workshops

Energise Sussex Coast is running three FREE workshops for people living locally. 

Scrappy Dog Draught Excluder Making Workshop

In this practical workshop we will make a Scrappy

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