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Hastings to Hiroshima

On 2 October, Hastings residents will have a chance to hear a first-hand report of an epic Peace Walk undertaken during the summer in Japan. The account will be given by peace activist and Hollington Councillor, Maya Evans, who joined the walk. John Enefer writes.

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One hundred years and what have we got?

Hastings Women’s Voice is very pleased to announce the September program of free events taking place at Hastings Arts Forum. Continuing with their celebrations of 100 years since women won the vote, they take a look at what has been achieved in that time. Rossana Leal writes. 

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Promoting unity in Europe

As our exit from the European Union fast advances, are there people in the UK who would change their vote if they had the chance? Does anyone feel they based their vote on lies and propaganda? A controversial and complicated issue. The European Movement 1066 Branch spent time in Hastings exploring Brexit issues with local and passing through people. HOT’s Zelly Restorick invited chair, David Daniels, to tell us more about their work and goals.  

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Rudd’s complacency comes under pier pressure

So… John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, comes to town a couple of weeks ago, and this gives Amber Rudd MP horrible flash-backs of judging a local dog show at the St Leonards Festival whilst Jeremy Corbyn addresses a mass audience at the other end of Warrior Square. She instantly rushes to the newly-privatised pier to send out a Twitter “don’t-pee-on-my-territory” speech which trumps her pre-election own goal “A little bit above £100,000” guestimate of the cost of a house in her  own constituency. HOT’s Erica Smith watches the movies.

Posted 11:09 Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 In: Politics Tags: , , ,
Floating lanterns from last year's Hiroshima Day event in Hastings

Hiroshima Day commemoration 2018

Hastings Against War will commemorate those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 with a ceremony at the boating lake in Alexandra Park on Monday August 6th. An estimated 185,000 people perished after US airforce planes bombed the cities, dying as a result of the initial blast, due to fires sparked by the bombs and as a result of radiation-sickness caused by the explosions. John  Enefer writes.

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No To Trump, No to War

No to Trump, No to War, a meeting hosted by UNITE the Community and Stop The War, takes place on Thursday 5 July at 6.30pm at Central Hall, Bank Buildings, Station Road, Hastings TN34 1NG.

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Windrush scandal exposes Home Office truths

The furore over the hostile treatment of the Windrush generation by the Home Office, and the subsequent resignation of local MP Amber Rudd as Home Secretary, has revealed a brutal government attitude towards immigrants which has aroused widespread repugnance. Further light is thrown on the matter in this first of a two-part report by Felicity Laurence, convener of the Hastings Community of Sanctuary, whose varied work on the ground with refugees over many years has given her plentiful insight into what it means to be at the sharp end of Home Office practice.

Posted 19:58 Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 In: Politics
Hastings' new mayor, Cllr Nigel Sinden, left, shakes hands with his deputy, Cllr James Bacon.

Sinden mayor as HBC makes new appointments

It was a case of musical chairs at the annual meeting of Hastings Borough Council last week, as new holders of the mayoral posts and the various committees were elected, though portfolio holders were almost unchanged. Nick Terdre lists the names.

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