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A housing project on John Laing's Station Plaza site was granted planning permission, and the affordable housing obligation was erased in 2015. Still there is no sign of development getting under way.

Yes and no to government housing proposals

The government has promised to roll out new measures, aimed at both local planning authorities and developers, to tackle what it calls the ‘housing crisis’ and boost house-building. Council leader Peter Chowney welcomes some of the proposals but is less impressed with others. Nick Terdre reports.

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Tackling housing and homelessness in Hastings

The government’s relentless imposition of austerity naturally hits the worst-off hardest. Given the drastic shortage of social and affordable housing, finding and keeping a place to live has become a problem for many in Hastings. Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, told Nick Terdre how it is tackling problems of housing and homelessness in difficult circumstances.

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Nicholas Wilson: Why you should vote for the independent anti-corruption candidate

HOT has invited all five parliamentary candidates for Hastings & Rye to send us an electoral statement saying why they should get your vote. Here is the statement from the independent anti-corruption candidate, Nicholas Wilson.

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Cardboard Citizens perform ‘Cathy’

Following their one-off theatrical re-staging of Ken Loach’s seminal work, ‘Cathy Come Home’ at London’s Barbican Centre, the award-winning theatre company, Cardboard Citizens, are now touring ‘Cathy’ nationally – and will be appearing at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings, on 25 and 26 January 2017. The play is a reworking, based around similar themes to Loach’s original work. Laurie Temple writes.

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Yvette Cooper: refreshing and renewing Labour

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015: On behalf of Hastings Online Times, Sean O’Shea asked all four of the Labour Party leadership candidates for their views on the role of the Labour Party in the twenty first century, the disillusionment with politics, the democratic deficit and the EU. He also enquired about their vision of the good society and what they would do to help people with their everyday struggles and problems.

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Looking beyond the labels

No Labels is a documentary photographic exhibition currently showing at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. The intention of local photographer, John Stiles, is to show viewers the characters and personalities of some of the people who attend the Seaview Project, asking us to look beyond the labels and see the individuals. HOT’s Zelly Restorick went along to the exhibition and spoke to Stiles about his work.

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