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Meet Kate from Teddy Tinker’s

You can’t miss Teddy Tinker’s Emporium… it’s the bright orange and blue shop on the corner of London Road and Tower Road West in St Leonards. If you haven’t ever stepped through the doors, then, Wow! you are missing a treat. HOT’s Erica Smith dropped by to meet Kate – the woman behind this amazing emporium.

Posted 09:24 Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: ATownExploresABook Gail Borrow sheet music Teddy Tinker’s Emporium

A walk to get Esther back on the road

This Saturday, 1 August, a small group of friends will be walking over 15 miles to raise money for a wheelchair for their friend Esther Fox. The walk will start at 10am from Eastbourne Pier and they hope to finish it around 4pm on Hastings Pier. HOT’s Erica Smith pulled on her hiking boots and caught up with the friends behind the fundraiser.

Posted 15:35 Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: #wheels4foxsake Crowdfunder Esther Fox wheelchair user

Trevor Jones, classical guitarist, teacher and ex-rock singer – part 2

In this second article Trevor tells HOT’s Chandra Masoliver what he thinks about life in lockdown, the present political state, and where we are heading.

Posted 09:27 In: Hastings People Tags: Brexit lockdown

Octogenarian celebrates 20 years of caring

When Hastings resident Jackie Terry spotted an advert looking for people to give vulnerable teenagers a room, she could never have imagined where it would lead. Twenty years on, as she celebrates her 80th birthday, the mother-of-five says she “wouldn’t have missed it for the world”.

Posted 10:52 Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: Supported Living Scheme supported lodgings
Ruby Cox with her award

Award from the Nicaraguan Embassy

Today, Wednesday 15 July, Hastings Borough Councillor Ruby Cox will receive an award from the Nicaraguan Embassy in an online ceremomy. The award is to mark her long-standing work building solidarity between the Trade Union movements in the UK and Nicaragua. Below she tells us about the award and her bond with the Nicaraguan people.

Posted 13:35 Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: Award Councillor Ruby Cox Nicaragua Trade Union UNE Unison

Trevor Jones, classical guitarist, teacher, ex-rock singer

Trevor Jones talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his life, music, sport and, in a second article, his ideas about where Britain is heading.

Posted 13:48 Monday, Jun 8, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: Jack in the Green Sydenham School

Passed or failed? Ten watercolours

The Coronavirus Pandemic was a test which I failed – and I succeeded. I failed: I drank too much wine, did not clean my flat from top to bottom, did not catch up with my reading, did not practise yoga, nor sort out surplus clothing for the charity shops. Artist and writer Maureen Connett tells us what she did do in lockdown.

Posted 13:16 Friday, Jun 5, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: A E Housman poems Alexandra Park Chris Cormack Hastings International C loveliest of trees

Making Caring Visible this Carers Week

Local charity Care for the Carers is highlighting the role of unpaid carers this June.  A week of recognition for carers is coming up to raise awareness of carers, the challenges they face and their vital role looking after people who couldn’t manage without their care. 

Posted 12:34 Monday, Jun 1, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: Care for the Carers Make caring visible
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