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John the Cobbler

Sad passing of John the Cobbler

On 4 April John Napier, known as John the Cobbler, died after a long fight against cancer. His shop at 64D High Street was known as the hub of the Old Town, to people and dogs alike.

Photo courtesy of A Wisemans Tour.

A Wiseman’s epic cycle for CALM: “Life’s too short and I don’t want to waste time.”

Harry Wiseman is 23 and recently set off from Hastings on a cycle ride. However, when HOT’s Bevali Francis went to see him she discovered this was no ordinary cycle ride. He’s cycling to China solo with only a tent and few provisions.

HOT Style: Meet Jo

HOT Style: Meet Jo

Alex Mvuka Ntung looks at Windrush from a personal perspective

Responding to the Windrush generation ‘crisis’

Alex Ntung is a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Hastings was his home from the year 2000 until he moved to Canterbury in 2015. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has occupied various roles and responsibilities in the area of community cohesion, and he is a co-founder of Education 4 Diversity charity. He is also the father of two children, both British-born (in the Conquest Hospital). Here, he writes about Windrush from his perspective.

England' Over 70s batsmen face the Aussie bowling attack (photo: Peter Betteley).

St Leonards man in seniors’ Ashes series

It’s not often you get an opportunity to play for your country, especially when you’re getting on a bit, but when the chance to tour Australia with the England Over 70s cricket team came Graham Corke’s way, he jumped at it. Nick Terdre talked to his fellow member of Westfield Cricket Club, and to the tour manager, Nigel Ling.

Posted 18:01 Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 In: Sport Tags: , , , , ,
The Tottenham Legends are coming to town!

Tottenham Legends come to Hastings

The Tottenham legends are coming to Hastings on Sunday 22 April at 2–5pm to play a match against our local legends, players from Hastings United at the Pilot Field. HOT’s sports writer Harvey Cato tells us more…

Hastings Adventure Golf Windmill

Enter World Crazy Golf Championships 2018

Love crazy golf? Novice player? Professional? Entry is now open for The World Crazy Golf Championships taking place at Hastings Adventure Golf on 9 and 10 June. The competition is open to anyone and any ability – and all entrants are entitled to half price practice golf at the complex.

Have you ever wanted to walk a dog, but not take it home with you?

Meet Poppy

Have you ever wanted to take a dog for a walk, but not take it home with you? Now’s your chance! Esme Needham introduces us to Poppy the dog and shares the joys of being a Cinnamon Trust volunteer.

Posted 17:12 Friday, Mar 30, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , ,
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