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When can we take the plunge again?

A debate has been raging among sea swimmers as to whether it is permissible to take a swim in the sea as part of lockdown ‘exercise’. In view of warnings from the RNLI that resources to help people in trouble in the sea were much more limited as a result of the pandemic, many, or even most, decided that even with ‘social distancing’, swimming was a no no, writes Chris Cormack, 

Posted 12:46 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 In: Lifestyle Tags: RNLI UK Lifeguard Solidarity Group

Lifeboat heroes acclaimed at council meeting

The crew of the Hastings lifeboat which launched in Sunday’s storm in search of a surfer were acclaimed for their bravery ahead of the meeting of the full council on Wednesday, as HBC Communications report. Photos by Kevin Boorman.

Posted 18:31 Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: Andy Doe Ashley White Billy Sutton Chowney HBC Mark Tewkesbury Mike Eustace RNLI Storm Ciara Tim Walsh

RNLI partnership with HBC

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, who provide the ‘gold standard’ of lifesaving at sea, has been appointed by Hastings Borough Council to operate the Hastings beach lifeguard service for three years – to 2020 – after a successful pilot last year.

Posted 23:15 Monday, Jun 4, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Cllr Kim Forward HBC RNLI

RNLI lifeguards on Hastings beaches

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution will provide lifeguards on Hastings beaches 

Posted 16:22 Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: beach safety lifeguards RNLI Royal National Lifeboat Association sea safety

Fish cruises home in wind-blown half marathon

Under overcast skies with strong winds gusting, Blackburn’s Ben Fish won the men’s race and Sarah Gruber the women’s in the 2017 Hastings Half Marathon. Nearly 3,500 entered the popular event, which as usual is expected to have raised thousands of pounds for charity. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:25 Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 In: Sport Tags: Demelza Hastings Half Marathon Maya Ramnarine Nick Terdre Rhys Boorman RNLI Sarah Gruber St Michael’s Hospice Sue Fry Toby Salmon

Hastings Half Marathon ready for the off

The 33rd Hastings Half Marathon will be run this Sunday, 19 March. It’s shaping up well, with local runners looking well-set to challenge for the top places, race director Eric Hardwick of Hastings Lions tells Nick Terdre. Photos from the 2016 race by Russell Jacobs.

Posted 21:10 Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 In: Sport Tags: 1066 Pipes & Drums Azur Dolly Parton Garry Foster half marathon Hastings Premier Chauffeurs Jeff Pyrah Karen Murdoch Kieran Booker Macmillan Cancer Nick Terdre Pestalozzi Rhys Boorman RNLI Russell Jacobs St Michael’s Hospice Way to Hastings

Zoom Arts exhibition opens at Warrior Square station gallery with mayoral blessing

Zoom Arts is holding an exhibition this week at its gallery in St Leonards Warrior Square station. The beneficiary is the Hastings RNLI lifeboat station. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:59 Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 In: Community Arts Tags: Cystic Fibrosis Trust Mayor Bruce Dowling Network Rail Nick Terdre RNLI Stade Hall Warrior Square station Zoom Arts

6,000-mile walker calls in at Hastings RNLI

Early this month Alexander Ellis-Roswell set out from Canterbury on a 6,000-mile walk around the coast of Britain to raise funds for the RNLI Lifeboats. After passing through Hastings last week

Posted 19:54 Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexander Ellis-Roswell Despo Plato's cafe RNLI Royal Standard
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