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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.

Posted 18:15 Thursday, May 19, 2016 In: One Long Party Tags: , , , ,
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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…

Lady Worsley Inspects the new 'Stop me' snack convenience in Hastings, July 1944

Hidden histories of a million wartime women

The Royal Voluntary Service want their wartime records from Hastings and around the country to go online – and they’ve organised a Kickstarter campaign to make the information accessible to everyone for the first time. The project will reveal almost 30,000 pages of never-before-seen diaries from female volunteers – nicknamed ‘the army that Hitler forgot’. By 1943, there were 2,075 Women’s Voluntary Services volunteers in Hastings and in the RVS archive, there are 70 narrative reports for Hastings covering 1938-1945. Sinead Paton writes on behalf of the RVS.

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Free bookshop raises funds for charity

A dynamic group of volunteers has taken over an empty shop in Devonshire Road, Bexhill, and filled it with free books to encourage people to enjoy reading and raise funds for local charity, Hastings Furniture Service (HFS). Chief executive Naomi Ridley writes.

Posted 09:44 Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 In: Shops & Things Tags: , , , ,
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Autism awareness event

The Roebuck Centre in Hastings Old Town is holding an open day on Friday 8 April as part of World Autism Awareness Week 2016 : “Raising awareness about autism and making a difference to the lives of autistic people”. Cath Tajima-Powell writes.

It's not the winning, it's the taking part (photo: Russell Jacobs).

Kenyans take first places but everyone’s a winner in the Hastings Half Marathon

The 32nd Hastings Half Marathon took place on Sunday, with Kenyan runners taking first place among both men and women. Despite the overcast skies and chill air, it proved a great success, not least in numbers, attracting just under 3,500 participants. Nick Terdre reports.

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