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Life’s a beach in Hastings

Beaches in Hastings have been recognised for their high quality. Marina Beach in St Leonards has been awarded both the coveted Blue Flag and the Seaside Award, and Pelham Beach in Hastings has received the Seaside Award. The awards recognise and reward beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches, meet water quality guidelines.

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Come on in, the water is – officially – lovely

Some of you may remember horror stories in the press a year ago, predicting that Hastings was set to fail new and tougher EU regulations on bathing water quality. Toby Sargent reports on whether the prophets of doom were proved right, or if Southern Water rose to the challenge.

Fish made from plastic waste collected from a small section of beach.

Plastic beach

Since I interviewed Daniella Hodgson for HOT street style about two years ago, she has been very busy, writes Bevali Francis. After studying marine biology and coastal ecology at Plymouth University and leaving with a first class honours degree, she has just returned from a trip to South Africa where she was assisting in a study of great white sharks.

At Priory Meadow with Bruce the Sewer Monster

Helping Hastings tackle sewer blockages

Fun Day

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