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Petition to bar further public funding for NBAR

Concerned at the propensity of road-building projects to bust their budgets, environmental campaigners Combe Haven Defenders have launched a petition against the allocation of any further public funds for the construction of Sea Change Sussex’s North Bexhill Access Road. Nick Terdre reports.

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Abuse charities unite

A new website and freephone number for anyone affected by domestic or sexual abuse has been launched. A partnership of three leading Sussex abuse charities with over 60 years’ track record, The Portal service will make it simpler to find the right help. The website offers a choice of options, including advice for friends and family and a referral pathway for professionals. Naomi Bos writes.

Posted 14:47 In: Campaigns Tags: CRI Gail Gray Katy Bourne Naomi Bos Rise Survivors Network Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner The Portal
Artist and CHD member Emily Johns surrounded by security guards as she documents work on the Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

Request for judicial review of road permission to be renewed after judge’s initial refusal

News that permission has been refused for a judicial review of Hastings Borough Council’s decision to give the go-ahead for the Queensway Gateway Road has been welcomed by the council and by Sea Change Sussex, the developer. But Gabriel Carlyle, who sought the review, says he will renew his application. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:40 Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: ClientEarth Emily Johns Gabriel Carlyle Hastings Borough Council High Court Nick Terdre Paul Stookes Peter Chowney Queensway Gateway Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law Sea Change Sussex
Fly Kites Not Drones Photo Hastings Against War

Fly Kites Not Drones

We are flying kites on this day in solidarity with young people who live in countries where drones are causing death, injury and fear: countries like Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine, Yemen and Somalia. Children should be free of war, free to play, to walk to school without fear of being bombed. Rona from Hastings Against War writes.

Posted 16:46 Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: drone warfare Drones Fly Kites Not Drones Hastings Against War
A handloom as used by the Muhugathi group in Nepal.

Fashion show a highlight as Bexhill comes together to support Fairtrade Fortnight

We’re in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight, with the highlight of the Fairtrade Fashion Show coming up in Bexhill on Thursday. It’s a chance to demonstrate solidarity with disadvantaged producers and farmers in the developing world. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:12 Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: Andhra Pradesh Barbara Wilson Bazaar Bexhill College Bexhill Fairtrade Group Fairtrade Fairtrade Fashion Show Huw Merriman Jack Doherty LoveThatStuff Mahaguthi Native by Nature Traidcraft World Fair Trade Organisation
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Trident: weapon of mass destruction

This is the second of a pair of articles looking at what Trident is, what it is said to be for and what some of its supporters candidly think of its uses. The first (see link below) asked if Trident was any use for defence? This second part shows how, beyond the big powers’ nuclear club, the rest of the world is now moving towards making nuclear weapons as illegal as other weapons of mass destruction, thereby making investment in them a very poor bet. Rachel Lever writes.

Posted 11:16 Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament CND Hastings Against War Kofi Annan major-gerneral Patrick Cordingley Rachel Lever The Nuclear Non=Proliferation Treaty The United Nations trident US Defence Secretary Ash Carter
Countryside lovers protest against the North Bexhill Access Road (photo: CHD).

Countryside lovers protest against Rother go-ahead for another Sea Change road

In the wake of the recent approval given by Hastings Borough Council for the Queensway Gateway road, Rother District Council have given the green light for another Sea Change Sussex road-building project, the North Bexhill Access Road. Combe Haven Defenders (CHD) invited local residents to show their love for the countryside and protest the latest loss of green space, as they report.

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Labour adds its voice to campaign to save Hastings’ university campus from closure

Hastings and Rye Labour Party has added its weight to the campaign to save the University of Brighton’s Hastings’ campus. A review launched by the university into the future of the campus has raised fears that the campus may be closed. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:45 Friday, Feb 12, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd Cllr Kim Forward Cllr Peter Chowney Hastings and Rye Labour Party Hastings and St Leonards Local Strategic Partnership Hastings Loves Its University Labour party Professor Debra Humphris
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