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Older couples where one partner is older than the other will have their incomes threatened from 15 May.

Age Gap Tax protest: noon on Thursday 9 May outside Amber Rudd’s constituency office

From 15 May 2019, couples where one person is over State Pension age while the other is under that age won’t be able to claim Pension Credit or pension-age Housing Benefit. Instead, both people will need to reach State Pension age before they can claim Pension Credit or Housing Benefit. David Hannam from the 38 Degrees pressure group explains why this is such an important issue.

Posted 13:18 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
Members of St John’s Eco Church group with rector David Hill, second right, and treasurer David Atwood, right.

Local church signs declaration for fossil-free churches

St John the Evangelist church in St Leonards has given its support to the movement for withdrawing investments from fossil fuel companies, and is a signatory to today’s declaration by like-minded Christian churches calling for a shift out of fossil fuels to clean alternatives. Nick Terdre reports.

Hastings and Rye PSC's vigil and die-in marked the first anniversary of

PSC marks anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza, a vigil and die-in was recently staged by the local branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Hastings town centre. Laurie Holden of Hastings and Rye PSC reports on the action.

There's lots of green in Hastings if you know where to look. Part of the Old Roar Ghyll section of the proposed Conquest to Alexandra Park greenway route (photo: HGG).

Join the greenway walk from the Conquest this Saturday!

Now that spring has officially arrived, a new season of travelling the Hastings Greenway kicks off this Saturday. Brush the mud off your walking boots, oil your bike and join members of Hastings Greenway Group as they continue their campaign for safe, vehicle-free and environmentally friendly routes around town. Nick Terdre reports, images from Hastings Greenway Group (HGG).

Posted 11:06 Friday, Mar 29, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,
Members of the Bexhill and Hastings branch of Global Justice now campaigning against corporate courts.

Campaigning against secret corporate courts in Fox’s trade deals

Campaigners from Global Justice Now were out on the streets of Bexhill at the weekend seeking support to end trade secretary Liam Fox’s attempts to subject us to corporate courts under the notorious Investor-State Dispute Settlement system in his post Brexit trade deals. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:30 Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 In: Campaigns
School students on climate strike processed through the town centre led by a drumming band.

Schoolkids gather to demand action on climate change

School students from Hastings and beyond gathered in the town centre on Friday to demand, together with their peers worldwide, urgent and effective action by those in power to combat climate change. Nick Terdre sampled the atmosphere.

The scene in Parliament Square on the occasion of the first strike by school students demanding action to combat global warming.

Schoolkids take note: schools help fund climate change!

As thousands of school students from across the UK prepare to take to the streets on Friday (15 March) to demand urgent action on climate change, Divest East Sussex has discovered that over 40 schools and sixth-form colleges in East Sussex are inadvertently funding global warming through their contributions to the East Sussex Pension Fund (ESPF). Nick Terdre reports.

From Fly Kites Not Drones in 2016.

HAW renews campaign against use of drones in  warfare

Hastings Against War continues to campaign against the growing use of drones in warfare with a consciousness-raising evening and the annual Fly Kites Not Drones event on the beach. John Enefer reports.

Posted 20:27 Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
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