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Posted 13:49 Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 In: Campaigns
Jorge Labbe Herrera

Help! Deportation threat to long-term resident

Originally from Argentina, Jorge Labbe Herrera, has lived in Hastings for 18 years and has made a valuable contribution to the local community. He is now in danger of being deported. As his court appeal is at the end of January, there is no time to lose. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver talks with Jorge about his life in Hastings, and describes some of the ways he has dedicated himself to benefiting our town. 

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Queen ‘not amused’ about the P.O. shenanigans

It’s become a tradition for the Queen Victoria statue in Warrior Square to be tampered with by locals. In recent years she has sported a giant walnut whip on her head and an Acid House smiley mask. HOT’s Erica Smith sees the funny side.

Patrick Glass, K Avery and William Bullin deliver local residents demands to Downing Street

PO campaign deliver ‘Post Office fudge’ to No 10

Despite sheeting rain, three of the Save St Leonards Crown Post Office campaigners made their way to London today, Wednesday, to deliver 380 letters from local residents to prime minister Theresa May. Erica Smith tracks their progress.

Posted 19:46 Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 In: Campaigns
Thomas Suarez in the West Bank (photo: Sainatee Suarez).

Why is the Israel-Palestine conflict so enduring?

One of today’s burning issues is why the Israel-Palestine ‘conflict’ has endured for so long with no resolution in sight. Thomas Suarez, author of a ground-breaking book on the Zionist movement which successfully militated for the creation of the state of Israel, will address this issue in a talk to Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign on Saturday.

Posted 19:39 Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 In: Campaigns
© Danny Mooney

Round One to the Save the Post Office campaign

On Tuesday last, a Post Office Ltd representative broke the news to St Leonards Crown Post Office staff that plans for their workplace have changed. Mr Muttiah, the ‘preferred franchisee’ to take on the franchise and buy the building, had chosen not to go ahead with the deal. Erica Smith of the Save the St Leonards Post Office campaign tells us more about the latest state of play.

Members of the public gather signatures for the Divest East Sussex petition in Hailsham during the ‘Don’t Miss the Bus on Climate Change’ bus tour of East Sussex, Saturday 23 September 2017

Cross party statement on fossil fuel investment

A cross party statement calls on East Sussex County Council to stop investing in fossil fuels. As international climate talks start in Berlin, a new report shows that councils across the UK are investing more than £16 billion in companies like BP and Exxon.

Posted 08:47 Friday, Nov 10, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
Donated work by Michael Davis.

Fund-raising sale of art

A sale of art will take place on Saturday 18th in aid of Hastings Supports Refugees and the local Labour Party’s Good Ruddance fighting fund. Rachel Lever, one of the moving forces behind the initiative, writes in praise of the sale of art as fund-raiser.

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