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New group for young writers

Aspiring young writers who would enjoy meeting and working with like-minded young folk are invited to join a new group. Hastings Young Writers set out their stall.

Israel lobby launches malicious attack on Hastings PSC event

When Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign planned a public meeting with Dr Jenny Tonge on Everyday Life in Apartheid Israel, they arranged to hold the event at the White Rock Hotel. But the hotel found itself the victim of a malicious attack by the pro Israel lobby, forcing a switch of venue, as HPSC’s Laurie Holden explains. 

Madness and Monarchy at Fairlight Hall

If you were one of the many who watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on TV, you would have heard a crystal-clear, pure voice accompanying the bride’s fairytale procession up the aisle. Elin Manahan Thomas, one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation, was honoured to perform Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine at the wedding of the soon-to-be Duke and Duchess of Sussex. HOT’s Erica Smith finds out more about the singer and why she is championing Barefoot Opera.

Lou

HOT Style: Meet Lou 

HOT Style: Meet Lou 

The White rock Theatre

What’s hot at the White Rock

HOT’s Paul Way-Rider takes a look at some of the offerings coming up in February and beyond at the White Rock Theatre (WRT).

Hastings Sinfonia present a winter concert at St John’s

Now in its seventh year of performing popular classical music and opera favourites, the Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra presents its winter concert on Saturday 26 January at St John the Evangelist church. Sandra Goodsell, the orchestra’s chair, describes what waits in store.

Corbyn puts Amber on red alert

Jeremy Corbyn brought the fight with Amber Rudd close to home on Thursday (Jan 17) – putting Hastings in the media spotlight at packed meetings in St Mary’s in the Castle and later at Sussex Coast College. Labour Party member Rick Dillon shares his experience of the day.

Posted 13:54 Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 In: Politics

HBC draws on £1.8m reserves to achieve balanced budget

It’s a tough task again at budget time for Hastings Borough Council to balance the books as government policy increasingly forces it to find its own income. For the second year running there will be a deficit of income against expenditure which will have to be covered from the reserves. Both the budget and the corporate plan for 2019/20 are available on the council’s website and residents are invited to comment on both. Nick Terdre reports.

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