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Campaigners at the site of tree felling Photo CHDs

Campaigners camp on Queensway

This weekend, campaigners will set up a pop-up camp and plant trees on the route of the Queensway Gateway Road in Hollington Valley, as part of their ongoing fight to stop this road being built.  The camp will include a social event on the Saturday afternoon (3pm) with tree-planting, music, tea and cake.

Scene shot from Seeds of Freedom

Seeds of Freedom

A packed Friends’ Meeting House was given food for thought by a talk and film on the subject of ‘food sovereignty’. The film, ‘Seeds of Freedom’, showed how traditional farming practices around the world have been hit by the introduction of genetically modified seeds and farming methods, which place the profit-margins of multi-national companies above the needs of rural communities.

Protesters forced Sea Change to call off felling the last two trees - for the time being (photo: CHD).

Sea Change gives undertaking on tree-felling

Sea Change Sussex has given an undertaking not to cut down the remaining two trees on the route of the Queensway Gateway road unless planning permission for the road is restored. But many have queried why it tried to fell the two last trees after planning permission for the road had been quashed. It turns out that authority for this action came from East Sussex County Council. Nick Terdre reports.

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Hastings’ Hiroshima Day gathering

Thursday 6 August 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Nagasaki suffered the same fate three days later. The number of victims from these attacks on civilian populations are estimated at over 200,000. Hastings Against War will be organising their annual Hiroshima Day remembrance gathering and invite you to come along.

The winners: from left, Labour's Terri Dowling and Tania Charman, and the Tories' Martin Clarke (images from Hastings and Rye Labour and Hastings and Rye Conservatifves respectively).

By-elections results: as you were

There were no surprises in the outcome of last week’s by-elections, with both Labour and Conservative holding the three seats in play, but both the Green Party and an independent candidate were pleased with their showing. Nick Terdre reports.

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.

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