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Celebrating women in Hastings

Saturday 23 June was a glorious summer day. Anyone walking over the West Hill that morning might have been taken aback at the sight of Edwardian suffragettes, complete with placards, making their way towards Warrior Square Gardens. But it was no dream: these suffragettes were just a few of more than 300 local women of all ages, who dressed as suffragists and suffragettes, wore flowered hats and white, purple and green sashes and marched along the seafront to celebrate one hundred years since women won the vote in Britain. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked Ann Kramer of Women’s Voice to report on the event. (Photos by Jake Burnett and Rosanna.)

Posted 15:25 Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: ,
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Jellyfish, UFOs and Speedos

What is it about swimming in the sea that turns otherwise rational (well semi-rational) human beings into tide-obsessed amphibians? It’s certainly not the freezing-to-lukewarm temperatures, the chance encounters with Unidentified Floating Objects, or being frequently described by passers by in words to the effect of: ‘that person must be bleeping insane’. Luca Bercelli writes.

Posted 23:26 Monday, Jul 2, 2018 In: Sport Tags: ,
Tennis for free Egerton Park - with banner

National charity serves up free tennis

With Wimbledon just around the corner and during the first weekend of the prestigious Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament in Eastbourne, national sports charity, Tennis For Free has served up an ace for Bexhill-on-Sea at Egerton Park and the surrounding area by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions. Julian Fisher writes.

Pets as well as people were innocent victims of war, as Hilda Kean documents in her book.

Pets sacrificed in unknown tragedy of World War Two

Kim Stallwood reviews local author Hilda Kean’s book revealing the unknown tragedy that befell hundreds of thousands of British pets when World War Two broke out.

Posted 11:06 Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 In: History Tags: , , , ,
CFTC CEO Jennifer Twist Carers Week 2018 pledge

Carers in spotlight in week of local events

A week of events in East Sussex, aimed at recognising the vital role played by people who care for a family member or friend. 

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Woodland walking with Heart of Hastings

The Heart of Hastings warmly invites you to a guided woodland walk around the old power station site in Ore on Saturday 16 June from 10am. People will be on hand to inform you about the ecology and history of the area, as well as Heart of Hastings’ plans for the site. Environment and Outreach co-ordinator for Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust – and also the guide for the walk, Anton Hack writes.

Last year’s winners at the ceremony 

BBC Sussex seeks Community Heroes

BBC Sussex announces the return of their Community Heroes Awards for 2018. This is the eighth year of these awards, recognising unsung heroes from across Sussex, with entries being sought in a variety of categories, designed to reflect everything from volunteers to young achievers.

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1066 Cycling Festival

 The 1066 Cycling Festival is a FREE two day festival celebrating everything cycling. Now in its third year, the festival will take place on Saturday 9 June in Hastings and Sunday 10 June in Bexhill.

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