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Campaign For Better Transport conference

Former Tory Transport Minister condemns new road building programme

At a conference in Birmingham, campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road combined forces with other groups and individuals, who also strongly object to the government’s plans to build a whole network of new roads throughout the country, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Ridge Fire Station

Still time to save Ridge Fire Station

The Ridge Community Fire Station is under threat of down-grading, due to spending cuts. If you think this shouldn’t happen, there’s still time to do something, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Damian Green, centre, Shirley Williams, Chuka Umunna, David Blanchflower, Jane Moore

Bexhill rocks Question Time!

Posted 13:14 Friday, Nov 9, 2012 In: Home Ground

Who will be your Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex?

Who are the Jailbirds seeking your vote on 15 November for the election that has remained in solitary confinement? HOT’s Solomon Curtis investigated the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

The former Hastings College buildings on the Archery Ground, St Leonards

Gladedale appeal starts Tuesday

Gladedale’s appeal against the refusal of permission for its high-density housing scheme on the Archery Ground in St Leonards starts tomorrow. Both the appellant and Hastings Borough Council will be represented by barristers in a public enquiry that could last up to six days.


Barack Obama vs. the Flip Flop Man

The 2012 US Presidential Election as seen by our American in Hastings, photographer John Cole

Posted 11:58 Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 In: Campaigns
Old print showing St Mary's as it was in the early 19th century

Facelift for St Mary in the Castle shops

Hastings Borough Council is proposing to remove the modern shopfronts of the shops in Pelham Place in front of St Mary in the Castle and replace them with traditional timber shopfronts and rusticated arches to  replicate 19th century detailing.  The work would also include restoring the roof lantern and replacing modern roof coverings  with zinc and glass, all with the help of a English Heritage grant and a Council subsidy, writes

Road busters battle the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road outside MP Amber Rudd's office in Robertston Street. Credit: Milan Rai

Zombie Roads are back from the dead!

It’s been a week for zombies, and it isn’t even Hallowe’en yet! Now they aren’t just passively wandering along the seafront waiting to be snapped by the HOT Style reporter – they are getting political and congregating outside MP Amber Rudd’s office in Robertson Street! HOT’s Erica Smith tooled up and set out to find out more…

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