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Alex Mvuka Ntung looks at Windrush from a personal perspective

Responding to the Windrush generation ‘crisis’

Alex Ntung is a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Hastings was his home from the year 2000 until he moved to Canterbury in 2015. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has occupied various roles and responsibilities in the area of community cohesion, and he is a co-founder of Education 4 Diversity charity. He is also the father of two children, both British-born (in the Conquest Hospital). Here, he writes about Windrush from his perspective.

Protesters wanting to save Ore library Photo ZR

Why Ore library is important

On Saturday morning, people gathered together to protest against the threatened closure of Ore library. As a life-long library user, HOT’s Zelly Restorick went along to add her presence to the campaign.

The unauthorised Bunker, a blot on Ecclesbourne Glen and the Country Park (photo: Richard Alfred Moye/Ram Photographic).

Unauthorised developments at caravan park exercise minds at protest group’s meeting

The Save Ecclesbourne Glen group had its annual general meeting last Sunday (15 November), and explained its work to concerned local people. The retrospective planning case on solar panels is part of a much bigger picture. Will the Bunker really be demolished next spring?  Can the situation get worse? Bernard McGinley observed.

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Don’t count yourself out!

James Bacon (above, far left) is a local lad and a recent politics graduate from the University of Bristol. This Easter he launched a campaign to encourage more young people to use their right to vote. Below he explains why he believes that voting is the key to unlocking the door to a better future, where we all have a say in the decisions which affect our lives.

Photo: Lara Barnes

Seven-way tie at chess tournament

Hastings International Chess Congress ended at the weekend in an unprecedented seven-way tie. Since it began in 1895, this premier event has put Hastings firmly on the world chess map. Nick Terdre savoured the atmosphere at Horntye Park Sports Complex.

Photo: Marcus Beale Architect.

Moment of truth for Archery Ground scheme

Gladedale’s new application to redevelop the Archery Ground in St Leonards comes before the planning committee on Wednesday 6 November, this time with the backing of the Save The Archery Ground group. If it is approved, as seems likely, work on the site is expected to start early next year. Nick Terdre reports.

Dual carriageway

Additional £13m needed for BHLR

ESCC are considering the approval of over £13m of public money to cover increased construction costs, construction risks and protester action, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. In addition, Amber Rudd is calling for ESCC to commit to building the Baldslow link, joining Queensway to the A21, costing an estimated £30m.

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