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Alex Mvuka Ntung looks at Windrush from a personal perspective

Responding to the Windrush generation ‘crisis’

Alex Ntung is a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Hastings was his home from the year 2000 until he moved to Canterbury in 2015. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has occupied various roles and responsibilities in the area of community cohesion, and he is a co-founder of Education 4 Diversity charity. He is also the father of two children, both British-born (in the Conquest Hospital). Here, he writes about Windrush from his perspective.

Have you ever wanted to walk a dog, but not take it home with you?

Meet Poppy

Have you ever wanted to take a dog for a walk, but not take it home with you? Now’s your chance! Esme Needham introduces us to Poppy the dog and shares the joys of being a Cinnamon Trust volunteer.

Posted 17:12 Friday, Mar 30, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , ,
Dr Stephen Brogan

Easter Customs in Late 17th Century England

Easter Customs in Late 17th Century England: a lecture by Dr Stephen Brogan. This lecture will discuss two important Easter customs of late seventeenth-century England. 

Terry, Javad and Stuart

Urgent support for young man to stay in UK

Javad is a young orphaned autistic man, who came to the UK from Iran. Since learning about Javad’s case, Hastings Online Times has supported his wish to stay in the UK with Terry and Stuart Alexander, who three years ago took him into their home and hearts. Having had the threat of deportation hanging over his head for so long, Javad now wants to make another application to the Home Office to be allowed to stay in this country. With this aim and the help of his supporters, Javad is preparing to travel to Liverpool to do this on 22 May and he urgently needs your active and loud support. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 11:53 Monday, Mar 19, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , ,
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Hastings Astrology Group

Have you ever wondered how an astrologer practices their craft?  Or asked yourself how the power of the planetary map can be used to chart and understand your destiny? Bronwen Griffiths asks Rock Astrologer Enid Williams what the future holds with Hastings Astrology Group

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Seven-month review of Hastings

A recent arrival in Hastings, Vanessa Alves, assesses her time and experience in her new home town.

Posted 09:13 Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: , ,
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The Hastings Refugee Buddy Project

A refugee who arrived in the UK in the 1970s has recently founded a Buddy project for the Syrian families arriving in Hastings through the Government’s Syrian Resettlement Project (SRP). A team of Buddies is now working closely with the council SRP caseworker. Rossana Leal’s inspiration comes from her own experience as a refugee child and she tells us about why it is a project so close to her heart.

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