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The disputed footpath looking towards the sea - not part of the amusement park to the left, according to the council.

Council refuses Old Town footpath bid

Hastings Borough council has turned down the Flamingo amusement park owner’s second attempt to take control of a disputed footpath on the Stade. Local residents and politicians welcomed the news. Nick Terdre reports.

North Queensway Innovation Park - planning permission for two units was granted last year but construction has yet to begin.

HBC called to account over Sea Change briefings

Campaign group Seachangewatch is calling on Hastings Borough Council to implement a recommendation made five years ago to require economic development company Sea Change Sussex to provide an annual briefing on its activities. Nick Terdre reports.

Labour's Paul Barnett and Maya Evans on the stump in Hollington.

Hastings remains a Labour stronghold

Thursday’s election saw Labour tightening its grip on the local council as it increased its number of councillors to 24. The Tories held onto the remainding eight seats, leaving other opposition parties out in the cold, though the Greens came tantalisingly close to taking a seat off Labour. Nick Terdre reports.

In better days: Amber Rudd campaigning in Hastings in 2015.

Sudden halt to Rudd’s meteoric rise

Local MP Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary brings her hitherto meteoric rise to the top of British politics to a sudden halt. While opposition parties in Hastings welcome the widespread condemnation of the ‘hostile environment’ policy for immigrants which Ms Rudd was in charge of implementing, they have different takes on its wider significance and her political future. Nick Terdre reports.

Take action to save local music service

Urgent! East Sussex Music Service under threat

East Sussex County Council is proposing to cut instrumental teaching from the East Sussex Music Service (ESMS), affecting the tuition of over 3,000 children. Local resident and mother, Andrea Needham writes passionately about the vital importance of the Music Service and urges you to take action to oppose the cut – urgently – as the vote is next Monday (30 April).

Photo Chandra Masoliver

Hastings Harbour: local Green Party’s view: ‘No Marina Here’

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver interviews Julia Hilton and Andrea Needham, Green Party Old Town councillor candidates, about democracy, the implications of the harbour proposal, and the petition they have launched. 

Old Hastings, where Lib Dems will back the Green candidates in May's local elections (photo: MaryBeth Haas).

LibDems stand aside for Greens in Old Hastings

The Liberal Democrats have decided to stand aside in Old Hastings ward and switch their support to the Green Party candidates at the local elections in May. The Greens have welcomed the move – both parties are keen to see Labour’s control of Hastings Borough Council subjected to greater scrutiny and opposition. Nick Terdre reports.

Down by the link road, CHD's andrea Needham displays a copy of the redacted report. All has now been made clear.

Behind the scenes at the link road

An internal review apparently released in error by East Sussex County Council shines an interesting light on hitherto unrevealed details of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) construction project. Nick Terdre reports.

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