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Section 5 drummers and Pudsey Bear attended the sale in Stade Hall.

Unwanted gifts benefit children in need

A bright idea from a BBC Sussex radio presenter has led to fundraising success for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal through the sale of unwanted Christmas gifts, as the programme makers explain.

Clive Vale LWS after clearing (photo: Richard Price).

Why are local wildlife sites in decline?

Hastings does not lack designated Local Wildlife Sites (LWS), but such sites are vulnerable to the machinations of developers. The Clive Vale LWS in the east part of town is a case in point, as Richard Price writes – recently cleared, its fate is shortly to be decided by a planning inspector.

Image © Rebecca Snotflower

Strip off? No thanks

The proposed strip club in Claremont mobilises the local community to voice their objections. Xaverine Bates explores the pros and cons of such a venture in the heart of the America Ground, Hastings.

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Wednesday 28 November saw developments about two iconic Hastings buildings, St Mary In The Castle and the former Observer Building on Cambridge Road.  The latter has been empty for decades and is the biggest derelict building in the town. Whilst the news about St Mary In The Castle looks potentially positive, campaigners from Hastings Trust expressed dismay at the relative lack of interest or action from Hastings Borough Council regarding the future of the Observer Building. HOT’s Built Environment columnist, Richard Hull, writing in an individual capacity, delves further into the depths of the arguments.

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