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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.

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.

Photo Chandra Masoliver

Hastings Harbour: Promises, Empty Promises: Fishermen Protest against Tory Policy.

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reports on the recent Fishermen’s Protest against Tory policy. She interviews three local fishermen, Paul Joy, Chairman of Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society (HFPS) and Co-Chairman of the New Under Ten’s Association (NUTFA), which protects the rights of under ten metre fishing boats; Paul Stanley, fisherman and boy ashore; and Roland Kelly, owner of RX52, RX53, RX54 and DR169. She also reports on her attempt to interview Amber Rudd on the Harbour Proposal.

Park Lane Homes' high Breezes development - 80 dwellings but not one affordable home.

Viability loophole hits affordable housing

The government has announced measures to tackle Britain’s housing crisis, including ending the abuse of viability assessments by developers to dodge their obligations to build affordable housing. In the first of two articles Nick Terdre looks at how viability assessments have become so problematic, the council’s response and how the town’s supply of affordable housing has suffered.

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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Chowney to stand against Rudd again

Council leader Peter Chowney has been reselected to stand for Labour in the next general election. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Roberts Photographic.

Council leaders standing up for East Sussex: Cllr Carl Maynard, right, Cllr Peter Chowney, second from right.

East Sussex issues joint call for fairer funding

With the autumn budget looming, local government leaders across East Sussex have joined forces to call for an end to the constant cuts in funding which have hit public services hard. Nick Terdre reports.

The petition from ESCC

ESCC petition to government

ESCC is urging people in East Sussex to Stand Up for their county by calling on the government to give them a fairer deal. The

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