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Bradford Gross starting at The Plough Constellation

We are all in St Leonards but some of us are looking at the stars…

HOT’s Erica Smith tracked down the multi-talented Bradford Gross to ask him some questions about Space, brogues, and why on earth is he here in St Leonards with a pop-up Planetarium on Thursday 5 April?

Gull: “No comment”

A rescue by Hastings fire-fighters was watched by HOT reporter Joe Fearn

Posted 09:20 Monday, Mar 26, 2012 In: Hastings People Tags:
Olympic Torch image

Olympic Torch latest news

On Tuesday 17 July the Olympic Torch cavalcade will arrive in St Leonards at around 6pm and make its way along the Seafront to White Rock, where the torchbearer will turn left into Robertson Street.

Posted 18:04 Monday, Mar 19, 2012 In: 1067 & All That
Anne Kramer, author

Digging out the truth about women spies

Digging out the truth about women spies

Posted 10:44 Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 In: Hastings People

Beating the gulls at their own game…

Some people don’t like the seagulls and insist there should be a gull cull – but let’s face it – the gulls were here long before we filled the place up with our rubbish in thin-skinned bin bags. Gulls have always been scavengers, it’s just a shame that our human detritus and left-over junk food is more of a lure for them than the fish heads on the beach. Erica Smith thinks she’s found a solution…

Posted 19:23 Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 In: 1067 & All That

While many of us loudly celebrated Preservation Sunday on 19 February, over 5,000 residents of Hastings & St Leonards quietly marked the seventh anniversary of their remarkable group, Hastings Freecycle. Using simple email messages they recycle stuff among their members, for free, saving many truckloads of waste or trips to the tip. These unsung heroes and heroines of recycling redistribute anything from egg-cups to wardrobes and with over 10,000 transactions per year they are keeping significant volumes of material going to landfill or the processing companies. To find out more about the group Richard Hull spoke to seven of its members and its two hard-working and unpaid administrators Sara Lee and Gayle Valentine.

Posted 20:10 Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 In: Green Times Tags: ,

Charity for Kids, Hastings’ newly established registered charity, is ready for every challenge in its drive to provide for the disadvantaged and poorly children in the Hastings area. So much so that they have started training for one of the ultimate endurance tests, swimming the English Channel – and back – in a 2-way relay, writes Graham Hodgson.

Posted 18:08 Friday, Feb 17, 2012 In: Hastings People


Posted 16:54 Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 In: Food & Drink Tags: , ,
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