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The amazing Izzie

A remarkable Hastings family that need a hand

A little under three years ago, a fundraising charity, 52 Lives, was set up with a simple – and unremarkable – aim: to get good people to work together to help particular individuals in need. One a week – and from anywhere in the world. This week, they’ve chosen a little girl called Izzie. She’s from here in Hastings. Toby Sargent tells her story.

Jessamy receiving her certificate

Facing her fear for charity!

Jessamy Ingamells, a Year 6 pupil from Guesting Bradshaw CE Primary School, recently embarked on a sponsored challenge for Pestalozzi International Village Trust. Not only did she raise an incredible £100, but also faced her fear in holding a snake for 20 minutes. Hannah Nice reports from Pestalozzi.

i-Rock Youth Council with Cllr Sue Beaney

i-Rock launches in Hastings

i-Rock a new service for 14 -25 year olds has been launched in Hastings. The new service based at Rock House, Cambridge Road offers young people help and advice with issues including emotional wellbeing, mental health, education, employment and housing.

Martha Trust - Mary House  Hastings Picture:  Alan Langley

Martha Trust: transforming lives

Martha Trust is a unique and inspiring charity that transforms the lives of people with profound disabilities. Martha supports young people and adults with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in Hastings and Deal, providing a home for life in a safe and loving environment, respite and day care.

Military college clocks five successful years

Since opening its doors in June 2011, the free-to-attend Hastings Military Preparation College has helped prepare nearly 200 local teens for careers in the Armed Forces, civilian workplaces or further education. Here it reports on its achievement.

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1066 Cycling Festival

The 1066 Cycling Festival is a brand new free two day festival celebrating everything cycling. The festival will run over the weekend 11 and 12 June in two venues, Hastings and Bexhill.

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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.

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Stax of Soul & Motown!

Sparkling wine and belting soul provide climax for wine and food festival next Sunday

The 1066 Wine & Food Festival has brought wine, food and music to 1066 Country through a series of events in restaurants, bars, shops and vineyards and three key events – the opening at Battle Abbey with Jilly Goolden and last week’s Food & Drink Fair at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. Erica Smith samples the fare…

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