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Oakley Liddell by Mark Richards

Boyley Skate Park Skate-A-Thon consultation

The weekend of 15-16 February will see exciting action to raise funds for Boyley Skate Park. The redesigned facility at White Rock opened in 2010, dedicated to the memory of local BMX rider, Richard Ball, known as ‘Boyley’, who died in a road accident in 2002. HOT volunteer Richard Hull reports on Phase Two of the park.

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St Leonards couple on peace mission to Iran

A few days ago, I spoke to Maya Evans, leader of the first peace delegation to Afghanistan since the West’s invasion of that country in 2001.  A couple of days later, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, I heard from local resident Emily Johns that she and Milan Rai were about to embark on a trip to Iran, also on a personal mission of peace and reconciliation.  All three are residents of St Leonards.

Preservation Sunday umbrella parade. Photo by Rebecca Gracey

In the thick of the Preservation Sunday Umbrella Parade

Preservation Sunday is part of the five-day

Market Stall in Kings Road, St Leonards Festival 2006

A new market for St Leonards?

Central St Leonards Town Team are currently consulting with local traders and residents to plan a new market for the town centre area. HOT journalist, Erica Smith, is also the new Chair of the Town Team and here she tells HOT readers about one of the plans to improve the St Leonards’ shopping experience.

Posted 20:02 Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 In: Food & Drink Tags: , ,
Goths aplenty at Butlers Gap

Umbrella Parade is waterproof

Hastings has more than its fair share of festivals and celebrations.  I have never known people more fond of dressing up.  So I suppose the idea of Carnival, with all its implications of costume and general malarkey, was irresistible to the locals.  Think Venetian masks and gondolas, grotesque masks from Cologne’s Faschingszeit or the swaying floats of Rio, writes enthusiastic spectator Antony Mair.

Posted 18:02 Monday, Feb 11, 2013 In: Hastings People Tags: ,
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The U’s Fight For Points

Hastings United v Thurrock – February 9th 2012

Posted 11:51 Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 In: Sport
Hastings corner

The U’s Continue to Fight Relegation

On yet another cold Tuesday evening at the Pilot Field, Hastings went in search of their first league win since November. Defeated only once at home this season and now in the relegation battle, the U’s had it all it to play for. HOT’s Liam Willis reports.

Posted 00:15 Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 In: Sport Tags: ,
Not My Worst Day by Alex Mvuka Ntung

Genocide not yet confined to the history books

HOT’s Erica Smith reminds us that Sunday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. A day that provides us with an opportunity to remember everyone who has suffered on the basis of their race, religious belief, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation. She has recently been working on the design of Alex Ntung’s autobiography, Not My Worst Day. An excerpt is published here.

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