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The great gender debate

Woman’s Place UK (WPUK) is coming to Hastings on 20 June. This is part of a series of meetings about reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA 2004) that WPUK has been invited to organise by local groups concerned about the lack of consultation by the government and political parties. Posted by Kay Green on behalf of Woman’s Place UK.

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£100,000 still needed to save the pier!

The final push to persuade the administrators that the Friends of Hastings Pier can muster the financial support to run the pier is under way – the fund-raising effort is being ratcheted up to maximum to secure backing of £500,000 by the end of the month – 9pm on Thursday 31 May to be precise. HOT’s Nick Terdre (also one of the Friends) reports.

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Campaign Against The Arms Trade talk

With the controversy about UK arms being sold to Saudi Arabia rumbling on there will be a timely meeting in Hastings by a speaker from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). John Enefer writes.  

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The 70-year Israeli destruction of Palestine

This year marks 70 years since the violent displacement of the Palestinian people – known as the Nakba (Arabic for “catastrophe”). Laurie Holden of the Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) reports on the ongoing Nakba and local events to commemorate this.

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Interested in fostering?

Hundreds of foster carers across East Sussex are transforming the lives of children by offering them a safe and loving home. But with 50 more children waiting for a placement at any one time, East Sussex County Council is using Foster Care Fortnight to encourage more people to consider becoming foster carers. Karen Bowles of ESCC writes about the search for new foster carers.

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Little Ridge Primary School participants in Beat The Street

Beat The Street returns for 2018

Beat The Street, the immensely popular walking and cycling game that encourages schools, businesses, community groups, friends, neighbours and families to spur each other one and compete to get more active in their community returns to East Sussex this summer. Niall Norbury writes.

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Only two weeks to save Hastings Pier!

The pier is now up for sale to a commercial buyer: the last time this happened it was left to decay and was eventually abandoned. Erica Smith reminds us to show our support for keeping the pier run by the community.

Neptune's Lair - one of the ideas for new activities on the pier which was presented at the public meeting (photo: Sid Saunders).

Pier friends’ bank holiday fundraising stymied

The Friends of Hastings Pier have been given more time to demonstrate their ability to fund their bid but plans to use one of the kiosks on the pier as a base for publicising the fundraising campaign over the bank holiday weekend have been rejected. Nick Terdre reports.

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