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Over 70s urged to check for signs of breast cancer

PUBLIC health bosses in East Sussex are urging women over 70 to check their breasts for early signs of cancer. The call comes as a new national Be Clear On Cancer campaign launches, aimed at highlighting the symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis.

Posted 11:23 Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: , , ,
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Energy efficient visitor centre at Hastings Country Park

HOT has heard from Hastings Borough Council that they are in the final stages of planning to build the new visitor centre for Hastings Country Park. They say that the visitor centre will offer improved facilities for visitors to the park with the opportunity to learn about all the park has to offer (past and present), to take part in events and activities and to relax and enjoy the amazing views over the English Channel.

Posted 10:47 Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: ,
Hastings beach: Fly Kites Not Drones

Fly Kites Not Drones 2018

In this country, we currently – and one can only hope and pray, permanently – enjoy skies that are free of drone warfare. Residents of other countries are not so lucky. Why we think we can use this technology against others and imagine it will never happen to us, is beyond comprehension. Acknowledging this, Hastings Against War has organised Fly Kites Not Drones 2018, in peaceful solidarity with people who live in countries where drones have been and are still causing death, injury and fear. Rona Drennen writes.

Care for the Carers news stand

Speak out about cuts to carer support

Jennifer Twist, CEO of Care for the Carers, an independent charity that supports unpaid carers within East Sussex, is asking for carers across the county to speak out about the £17 million cuts to local services agreed by East Sussex County Council earlier this week (6 February 2018). Annie Mannion writes.

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OCD Week of Action

Mental health professionals are marking ‘OCD Week of Action’ by encouraging people to speak out about the illness – and challenge the way it’s viewed in society. ‘OCD Week of Action’ runs from Monday 19 – Sunday 25 February 2018.

Discussing how best to secure the pier as a community asset.

Friends of Hastings Pier regroup

A people’s movement to save the People’s Pier has been launched. The overriding priority for the new Friends of Hastings Pier is to ensure that the pier remains in community hands. HOT’s Nick Terdre, himself a supporter of the campaign, reports.

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Local woman calls for ‘Justice for Palestinians’

At a recent meeting in Hastings, St Leonards resident, Leah Levane, provided an eyewitness account of life in the occupied Palestinian territories. Those attending heard of her experience of being part of the largest ever all Jewish delegation to visit the occupied territories. Leah was one of 130 Jewish people, mainly from the US, who visited Hebron in May of last year. One of their aims was to restore a Palestinian family to the home they were evicted from 20 years ago. John Enefer writes.

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Challenging the menopause industry

This is the story of how an ex stand-up comic came to challenge the entire menopause industry. Local resident, Sally J Dufell, writes about how her own experience of the menopause led to solving the accompanying difficulties and writing a book, Grow Your Own HRT.

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