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A St Leonards lass in rural Nepal

A few months ago, you might have seen local girl Sidney Ewing selling her possessions outside Love Cafe, or organising a ‘Curry-oke’ night at The Roomz. It was all in aid of raising enough money to fly to Nepal on a Restless Development project.

Posted 17:30 Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 In: The HOT Planet Tags: female empowerment gender inequality Love Café Restless Development sense of community The Roomz travel volunteering
Frack with cross

Fracking up the countryside

Fracking… happening at a place near you. A few days ago, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, I heard that fracking was imminent at Balcombe, West Sussex, and that local people were to join others on the opposition front line, endeavouring to raise awareness, prevent or slow down the process. Aware of fracking’s controversial reputation, further investigation seems necessary.

Posted 07:59 Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 In: The HOT Planet Tags: direct action fracking George Osborne peaceful protest police tactics rural West Sussex Zelly Restorick
Sorting out the food sources.

Rye on the road to new energy future

Amid increasing concerns about climate change and energy supply, Rye has joined the growing number of towns seeking to find a path to environmentally-friendly energy provision. Sandy Rodger, chairman of the Transition Rye steering group, told Nick Terdre what is going on.

Posted 14:37 Friday, May 31, 2013 In: The HOT Planet Tags: low-carbon energy neighbourhood plan Ovesco recycle swap shops renewable energy Sandy Rodger
Maya with refugee children

Local peace activist’s visit to Afghanistan

Local peace activist, Maya Evans, recently returned from Afghanistan, leading the first British peace delegation since the 2001 invasion.  HOTs Zelly Restorick met up with Maya to talk about her experiences.

Posted 11:56 Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 In: The HOT Planet Tags:
Michael Bernard surveys felled trees in Combe Haven while waiting to hear from the High Court. (Photo: Bill Coney)

TV date Monday while court ponders

The long-awaited BBC South-East programme on local historian Nick Austin’s theory of where the Battle of Hastings really took place is now scheduled to be shown on Monday 4 February at 7.30pm. Meanwhile the High Court is expected soon to set a date to hear Michael Bernard’s application to have the road-building stopped, writes Nick Terdre

Six NGOs give the link road the thumbs-down: from left, Stephen Joseph (CBT), Chris Corrigan (RSPB), Stephanie Hilborne (Wildlife Trusts), Andy Atkins (FoE), John Sauven (Greenpeace) and Ralph Smyth (CPRE). (Photo: Adrian Arbib/CBT)

NGOs back link road protests

Leading figures from environmental, conservation and transport NGOs have visited Combe Haven on the route of the proposed Bexhill-Hastings Link Road to meet protesters and express support for the growing movement of opposition, HOT’s Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:54 Monday, Jan 28, 2013 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Bexhill Hastings Link Road Bexhill Link Road Resistance Campaign for Better Transport Campaign for Rural England Friend of the Earth RSPB Wildlife Trusts
CHV in springtime

Is this a Sussex Spring?

We’re familiar with the Arab Spring. Do we currently have a Sussex Spring happening within our own country, (albeit a relatively tranquil one thankfully), emerging around the issue of the Bexhill Hastings Link Road?, asks HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

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