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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: St Leonards Town Team

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: antony Mair fat tuesday

The U’s Fight For Points

Hastings United v Thurrock – February 9th 2012

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

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: East Thurrock United Hastings United

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.

Posted 23:50 Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 In: Hastings People Tags: Alex Mvuka Ntung Alex Ntung genocide Hastings Holocaust Memorial Day Rwanda St Leonards Tutsi

Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival 2013

Christmas is a distant memory, spring is some way away, it’s still chilly – but Hastings and St Leonards can look forward to the annual Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival!  Cathy Simpson tells all…. 

Posted 13:37 In: Hastings People Tags: Hastings Fat Tuesday mardi gras Mardi Gras Ball music parade Radiator Arts Seaview Project St Michael’s Hospice umbrellas Women's Institute Xtrax

Another Point for the U’s in the Bitter Cold

On another very cold night at the Pilot Field, there was no forecast of snow, but the 247 spectators would be able to tell you otherwise. Following the pitch inspection at 3pm, the game was given the go ahead against Cray Wanderers.

Posted 10:44 Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 In: Sport Tags: Cray Wanderers Hastings United FC

With a new vegan cake shop (1066 Cake Stand), vegan bed & breakfast (BayTree House), vegan brewery (Hastings Brewery), and now a vegan cafe (Moose’s Kitchen) soon to open, it looks like Hastings could be the place to visit for vegans looking for tasty treats, as well those who choose to cut down on meat, dairy and eggs for health, environmental, or other reasons.

Posted 14:55 Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 In: Food & Drink Tags: food Hastings St Leonards vegan
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