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An eye for an eye

The news of killings and woundings in central London is horrific. For all those involved. 

Posted 14:46 Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 In: The HOT Planet
The red-footed booby at Mallydams Photo Carole Green

Sad news about the booby

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver gives the sad news of the end of the valiant red footed booby’s life journey.

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Christmas message to you from us!

All of us involved in Hastings Online Times (HOT) would like to take this opportunity to send you our wishes for the best possible Christmas and for happiness, harmony and good health in 2017. 

Posted 11:00 Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 In: The HOT Planet
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Candles lit for people of Aleppo

On Saturday (16 December) over 100 people attended a vigil for Aleppo the Stade Open Space. The event was organised by Hastings Supports Refugees to remember the victims of the terrible war in Syria and to send out a message that here in Hastings people are thinking of them. Jamie Osborn from Hastings Supports Refugees writes.

The red-footed booby at Mallydams. Photo by Carole Green

The booby’s progress

Two or three weeks ago, an unusual red-footed avian arrived on our local beach and was synchronistically discovered by local resident, Gail Cohen. The red-footed booby, way off its expected flight path, has been slowly recovering its strength. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver,

Maya Evans during the recent 150 mile walk in the US which she engaged in with other activists

Maya’s peace walk

A packed Friends’ Meeting House was the venue for a talk by local activist Maya Evans in a meeting jointly organised by the Hastings and District Interfaith Forum and Hastings Against War. The St Leonards resident spoke about her experiences of working alongside people of faith in various countries: Christians in America, Muslims in Afghanistan and Buddhists opposing US bases on the Japanese island of Okinawa. John Enefer writes.

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Unexpected arrival: a red-footed booby

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver takes up the story of the red-footed booby that landed on St Leonard’s beach on 4 September. It was sent to the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) and then on to Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre in Fairlight, where they are hoping it will survive. Chandra had the good fortune of seeing this very un-English bird because she works as a volunteer at Mallydams.

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Nuclear fall-out and remembrance

Earlier this month, MPs voted for Trident renewal by 472 votes to 117 – a majority of 355, including nearly all Conservative Party members and half of Labour, even though Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong unilateralist, and many Scottish National Party MPs opposed this decision, writes Zelly Restorick. In remembrance of the use of nuclear weaponry and its consequences, Hastings Against War will hold a service for those who lost their lives in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, with a ceremony at the boating lake in Alexandra Park on Tuesday August 9th. 

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