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Jeremy Corbyn at a Brighton Fringe event organised by Sussex LRC in May (Photo: Morten Watkins).

Vote, vote, vote for Jeremy Corbyn

Four candidates have put themselves forward to become the new leader of the Labour Party following Ed Miliband’s resignation. Rachel Lever, a member of the recently-formed Hastings for Corbyn for Labour Leader, makes the case for the left-winger.

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Bid for Equality: aGender plans art auction fundraiser in July

Susan Lelliot from the aGender project is organising a fundraising auction and raffle – the Auction of Art and Queer Curios – on Friday 17 July at the White Rock Theatre. Here she explains more about what aGender does and how we can all help it keep running exciting projects.

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Greens field full slate in by-elections

Buoyed by their performance in the general election, Hastings and Rye Green Party have decided to contest the by-elections for the three seats which have recently become vacant on the local and country councils, as they explain in this statement. Nick Terdre reports.

Gabriel Carlisle on the route of the Queensway Gateway Road, where tree-felling has already taken place (photo: CHD).

Council go-ahead for controversial road quashed

With a judicial review looming, Hastings Borough Council has quashed the planning permission given for the Queensway Gateway road, but says it will bring the application before the planning committee again. Gabriel Carlyle of the Combe Haven Defenders, who sought the review, welcomes the decision, but questions whether the council should continue seeking approval for the road. Nick Terdre reports.

Bexhill recertified as Fairtrade town

Bexhill has successfully retained its status as a Fairtrade Town, as more local enterprises make a commitment to using fairly traded products. A demanding action plan has been approved to keep the Fairtrade ball rolling. Nick Terdre reports.

Denis manning a WDM stall in St Leonards Gardens last year, with Christina (right).

Bexhill loses leading justice campaigner

The death last Wednesday of Denis Lucey , chairman and leader of  the Bexhill and Hastings branch of Global Justice Now, has been described as “an awful loss” to the ranks of Bexhill and Hastings’ campaigners for a fairer world. Fellow fairtrader and activist Jack Doherty pays tribute to Denis’s many contributions to the causes he passionately believed in.

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Drone Against The Drones

Hastings Against War has organised this peaceful protest against the use of military drones. Drone Against the Drones takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday 4 June. Want to attend? Meet at the pier for a public demonstration and then march to The Royal Standard in the Old Town for music and speeches.  This local public demonstration is part of an ongoing national campaign, leading to a week of action in October. 

Where do the Tory and Labour candidates stand on future developments in the Country Park?

Country Park pledges from Rudd and Owen

Concerned over recent developments in the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve (HCPNR), Michael Madden, a former member of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen lobby group, decided to check out where the local Conservative and Labour candidates stand on these issues. Here he discusses his findings.

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