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Fresh Fish from the Girls and Boys Ashore

Regular reader Rhian White emailed HOT today to ask about how to get fresh fish delivered to her door… Erica Smith rung around to offer Rhian some options.

Posted 15:16 Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 In: Fishing Tags: , , , ,

An evening in with Alexander Yau online

This Friday Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Alexander Yau will join us for an evening of beautiful music, a prospect looked forward to by Chris Cormack.

Heart of Hastings feels the loss

Having helped secure £2m for the Heritage Action Zone project, Heart of Hastings is now involved in implementing the project, as well as playing an active role in the community response to the coronavirus crisis. But it continues to feel the loss of what would have been its flagship project, leading a community effort to build a housing estate full of affordable homes in the Ore Valley. This dream was shattered when the owner of the site, Sea Space, decided last year to sell it to a private developer. Nick Terdre reports.

A cornucopia of bizarre deaths and unsolved murders

HOT’s Carole Benton reviews local author Helena Wojtczak’s latest work: Strange Exits from Hastings: A Cornucopia of Bizarre Deaths and Unsolved Murders.

Posted 08:32 In: Literature

Covid-19 – a possible death sentence for Gazans

So writes Laurie Holden of Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign of the situation in Gaza, where years of Israeli occupation have brought the health system to the verge of collapse. In order to pursue its campaign in support of Palestinian rights and justice, the local PSC branch has transferred its activities online.

Posted 18:44 Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: , ,

Testing for coronavirus – where have we got to?

Is health secretary Matt Hancock on course to meet his target of 100,000 tests a day by the end of April? He’s only got two more days to get there. The target is his – government colleagues have claimed he set it by himself, and even that he made it up on the spur of the moment. And did he mean 100,000 tests carried out, or just capacity to carry out 100,000 tests? Russell Hall, who also did the chart, and Nick Terdre look into the current state of testing.

Posted 15:52 In: Covid-19 Tags: , ,

Jack In The Green festival invites town to dress up and celebrate together online for the NHS

“We are very pleased to say that during these difficult times we are looking to bring the town online and together to celebrate our beloved festival, Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green”, announces organiser Keith Leech.

Sylvia Jiang adds to world-class online concert series

HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick reviews the online concert given last week by Sylvia Jiang, the latest in Hastings International Piano’s An Evening In With… series.

Posted 13:16 In: Music & Sound
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