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New HBC leader needed after Peter Chowney’s resignation

Hastings is soon to get a new council leader following Cllr Peter Chowney’s decision to step down. He will however remain as a councillor. The new leader should be chosen in mid February. Nick Terdre reports.

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve to celebrate World Wetlands Day and more!

The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is set to mark World Wetlands Day this Sunday 2 February with two public walks around the site. In addition, the Sussex Wildlife Trust recently announced that their Nature Tots programme will return this Spring to the Reserve (and across Sussex), while also revealing that less litter is being found on Rye’s beaches. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Strandliners: Cleaner Rivers, Cleaner Seas

Local environmental hero, Andy Dinsdale, who volunteers – along with so many others – so many hours and so much energy for Strandliners, sends out a regular report as to what the group are doing, sea and river updates, pollution and what to do if you find something toxic – and how to help and support their actions. “Please spread the word!” urges HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Photos: Marybeth Haas.

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Inspirational Song Written and Performed by Young Adult Carers

The Time to Shine Project is releasing a song written and performed by young adult carers for Young Carers’ Awareness Day on Thursday 30

Help shape West St Leonards’ future – don’t miss public meetings this week

Help Shape West St Leonards! That is the rallying cry from West St Leonards Forum as, against a background of local opposition to council housing proposals on the old bathing pool site and Bulverhythe recreation ground, they urge the community to get behind the development of a neighbourhood plan . Meetings to discuss the proposal will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Forum’s Bryan Fisher explains.

How to use food as medicine (2) – ward off Alzheimer’s and lower blood pressure

Can you use certain foods to increase cognitive function? To help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s? And what about bringing down blood pressure – can you modify your diet to achieve this? Angela J. Phillip investigates.

Beethoven’s birth remembered in Hastings Sinfonia’s opening concert of 2020 season

Hastings Sinfonia includes a well-known work by Beethoven in its opening 2020 season concert on Saturday 1 February in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the great composer’s birthday. In mid-year it has concerts with the London Mozart Players and separately will be presenting a concerto written around Queen’s greatest hits. Chair Sandra Goodsell describes what waits in store.

Polo Piatti - Composer of Libera Nos

Experienced singers wanted!

Celebrated Hastings-based composer Polo Piatti is looking for 20 committed singers to join the distinguished London Mozart Players performing the world-premiere of his powerful and emotional multi-faith oratorio Libera Nos. The new choir will also be joined by members of the Hastings Sinfonia, five soloists and a children’s choir. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reports.

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