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Maya Evans (centre back) at a refugee camp in Kabul, December 2011

On Wednesday 29 February at Hastings Magistrates Court, a local peace activist who recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan was sentenced to 13 days in prison for her role in an anti-war protest back in 2009. Maya Evans (32) from St Leonards was sentenced to two weeks’ imprisonment at a hearing last December, and this sentence was activated when she returned to court this week.

Posted 12:19 Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 In: Campaigns

Posted 09:24 Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags:

Happiness for Hastings!

Happiness for Hastings!

Posted 18:03 Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 In: Campaigns
The Hastings libraries, the current children's library and the main library in Claremont

Fantastic news was announced this week by East Sussex County Council. They have purchased 12 Claremont, the property next door to  the existing library. This will allow refurbishment of The Brassey Institute building and re-locating the Children’s Library from Robertson Passage to become part of the general library.

Posted 19:01 Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 In: Campaigns

Hastings Anti-cuts campaigners call rally and march to support pension cut strikes.

On Wednesday 30 November, the main teaching, civil service and local government unions are due to strike against pension cuts. Unions say these cuts will leave the average worker paying a month’s extra salary a year in exchange for a smaller pension starting after years more work – all to cut a deficit created by the bailing out of banks, the tax evasion of large corporations and the constant funnelling of public money into private hands via privatisation, PFI and the endless hiring of “management consultants” to make the decisions managers are already being paid to deal with.

Posted 10:11 Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 In: Campaigns Tags:

Posted 15:42 Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 In: Campaigns

A wet and wonky welcome

A wet and windy start for the inaugural meeting of the Wonky WI – but if you thought this may have been a damp squib then think again. Nearly 70 interesting, engaging, intelligent and feisty women turned out to sign up for this amazing new group for women of St Leonards and Hastings writes Beth Davies.

Posted 14:09 Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 In: Campaigns


Posted 19:14 Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 In: Campaigns
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