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An evening in with…Rixiang Huang online

This Friday evening, 29 May, Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Rixiang Huang will join us for a live performance of beautiful music, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 16:02 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: , ,

Virtual council meetings start this week!

Council meetings are about to resume, but on a virtual basis while live public gatherings remain forbidden. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:28 Monday, May 25, 2020 In: Local Government Tags: , , , , ,

Spirits raised by Yuanfan Yang

HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick had his spirits raised by the latest concert in Hastings International Piano’s online series An Evening In With…

Posted 10:44 Sunday, May 24, 2020 In: Music & Sound

Coronavirus statistical update: Numbers falling but R value needs to be reduced

While key parameters, including number of new cases and deaths, continue to show improvement, the reproduction rate, or R value, is not favourable for a move to a more relaxed alert level. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:06 In: Covid-19 Tags: , ,

Lockdown brings tough times for Hastings’ business sector

How is Hastings’ business sector doing during the coronavirus emergency? Are companies managing to access the support offered by the government? Is it enough to guarantee their survival in what is shaping up to be the worst recession in the last 300 years? Nick Terdre spoke to Sean Dennis, director of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and chief executive officer of Let’s Do Business Group.

Why the Tories cannot be trusted with our NHS

An assessment of how well the government has handled the coronavirus emergency will certainly be needed – but now is not the time, according to many voices. Michael Madden begs to differ, arguing that the controlling forces within the government are dedicated to the privatisation of the NHS and its subordination to market forces.

Posted 19:41 Thursday, May 21, 2020 In: Politics Tags: , , , , , , ,

Council encourages residents to take part in ‘No Mow May’

In a bid to help tackle climate change Hastings Borough Council is encouraging residents to do their part by not doing anything at all! Though many have time on their hands and the weather currently on their side, the council has issued a release hoping that residents will neglect their lawns for this month in order to support pollinating insects and do their part for the environment.

Hastings International Piano announces a bold start for 2021

The organisers of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition have taken the bold step of investing yet more money in this event to make it even more attractive to contestants and public alike. Given the vagaries of Covid 19, it could be just what the town of Hastings needs to revive live music in our town after lockdown, writes Chris Cormack.

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