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The evil Dr Black has been brutally murdered. With his reputation for going out of his way to upset people, there is no shortage of suspects for this vicious crime. But the field has been narrowed down to six people who had special motives – and the opportunity – to do him in. With six potential locations and six possible murder weapons as well, the detectives have their work cut out. Maybe the public can help find the answer? Steve Brown writes.

DM Web

The £14 million ‘plank’ where croissants and quiche conquer cockles and candyfloss

Mail Online, the world’s most popular newspaper website, with around 200 million visitors every month, sent a reporter to look at the new Hastings Pier. He didn’t like what he found.

Posted 18:15 Thursday, May 19, 2016 In: One Long Party Tags: , , , ,
St Leonards Festival 2015 Photo Sue Read

St Leonards Festival organiser sought

Hastings Borough Council is seeking an organisation or individuals to manage all aspects of the St Leonards Festival. Might this be you or your company? Read on to find out more.

Posted 10:00 Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 In: One Long Party Tags:

Hastings Shanty Festival Returns

The Hastings Shanty Festival is now a much prized hardy perennial in the Hastings festival calendar and has now gained widespread acclaim in the world of shanty singing.

Liane Carroll

A frenzy of fish, food, wine and song

Saturday 20 June marks the start of nine days of fish, food and drink-related festivities. Erica Smith tries to work out where the fishy festival ends and the food and wine festival begins.

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch at the Pocket Park

Posted 17:56 Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 In: One Long Party Tags: ,
St Leonard's Golden Gang. Photo by Tim Nathan at

Mardi Gras Gold

Paul and Alison make an entrance

A New Year’s Eve revolution for St Leonards

HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths asks all those questions we are all too afraid to ask about the Outrageous Decadence Party – like – what is it? … and just exactly HOW Outrageous and HOW Decadent can it be – and WHY is it revolting? OD’s Bev Francis and Erica Smith get a grilling and toe the Party Line…

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