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The great Labour Party voting trick

HOT’s Sean O’ Shea reflects on an exceptional week in politics including the mass disenfranchisement of members of the Labour Party, and the newly appointed Prime Minister, Theresa May’s apparent attempt to assume the disarrayed opposition’s clothes with her pledge to fight the ‘burning injustice’ of inequality.

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Chronicling the Hastings music scene for HOT

Sean O’Shea has been interviewing local musicians for HOT for a number of years, and has recently published a collection of these interviews with an accompanying guide to venues and calendar of annual music-related events and festivals. 

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What next for Labour?

HOT’s Sean O’Shea discusses the aftermath of the referendum, some of the dilemmas facing the different wings of the Labour Party and asks, is it time for a divorce?

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The labour of history

Terry McCarthy is a well known historian, educationist and writer, originally from London but who now lives in St Leonards. HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks with him about his background, involvement in the National Museum of Labour History (NMLH), his charitable work, the EU referendum and the future of the labour movement.

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Momentum

HOT’s Sean O’ Shea talks with Tariq Persuad Parkes,

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Glashin

Glashin is a popular folk duo formed by Paul and Jo Dengate who are well known in Hastings and further afield. HOT’s Sean O’Shea talked with them about their backgrounds and influences, the evolution of the folk music scene and their involvement with the Hastings Folk Festival.

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Flying at Fairlight Firehills

Hot’s Sean O’Shea talks with radio controlled flying enthusiast Jon Kemm about his passion for flying, the best local spots for flying gliders and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

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The Red Geraniums

An exciting new group The Red Geraniums is due to hold its launch gig at the Stag Inn on Saturday 16 January at 9pm. Sean O’Shea talks with band members Angie Phillip (AP), Paul Way-Rider (PW), John Revell (JR), Liz Porter (LP) and Rob Porter (RP) about the genesis of the group, their style of music and hopes for the future.

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