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Flying kites instead of drones

On Sunday 18 March, kites flew on Hastings seafront as part of the Fly Kites Not Drones campaign, an international action launched by the Afghan

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Members and supporters of Hastings PSC gathered in the town centre last week to show solidarity with imprisoned schoolgirl Ahed Tamini (photo: Laurie Holden).

PSC vigil for jailed schoolgirl Ahed Tamimi

News of the imprisonment of Palestinian schoolgirl Ahed Tamimi in an Israeli military jail has sparked international outrage. Laurie Holden of the Hastings

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Posted 22:27 Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 In: Politics Tags: , , , , ,
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Chowney to stand against Rudd again

Council leader Peter Chowney has been reselected to stand for Labour in the next general election. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Roberts Photographic.

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Officers of the Party

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

HOT wanted to spread the word about this grant scheme, aware of so many active and empowering women’s groups in Hastings. The Women’s Vote

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Posted 13:18 Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 In: Politics Tags:
Boarded-up public toilets in Harold Place - an unpopular measure taken by HBC in response to funding cuts.

Budget disappoints council leaders

There were no gaffes when the chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget in late November but nor was there much on offer for hard-pressed councils. Nick

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Klina Jordan, far left, brings the Make Votes Matter message to Hastings.

Make Votes Matter establishes a local presence

Make Votes Matter held its first public meeting in Hastings this month as it sets out to build local support for a momentous

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Make Votes Matter street stall in London (photo: MVM).

Make Votes Matter’s first meeting in Hastings

Make Votes Matter, the campaigning body for proportional representation, is holding a public meeting in Hastings on Thursday 16 November with the aim

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Posted 17:18 Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 In: Politics Tags: , , , ,
Council leaders standing up for East Sussex: Cllr Carl Maynard, right, Cllr Peter Chowney, second from right.

East Sussex issues joint call for fairer funding

With the autumn budget looming, local government leaders across East Sussex have joined forces to call for an end to the constant

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