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An evening in with…Jean Paul Gasparian

This Friday evening, 3 July, Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Jean Paul Gasparian

Romantic evening with Garam Cho

HOT music correspondent Brian Hick enjoyed an evening of romantic piano music in the fifteenth online concert featuring prizewinners in Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

MP moves into overdrive

Hastings and Rye MP Sally-Ann Hart has suddenly gone into overdrive, sending out half a dozen press statements in the last few days. This publication, however, is still waiting for her to respond to enquiries from more than two weeks ago. Nick Terdre reports.

Many new signatories for Old Bathing Pool site petition

Organising anything during the COVID-19 restrictions is difficult, but a petition signing went ahead on the Old Bathing Pool site in West St Leonards on Saturday 20 June. This was organised by Save Our Bathing Site (SOBS) and West Marina Org, both local community groups opposing Hastings Borough Council’s plan for a high-rise, high-density housing development on the site. Bryan Fisher of West Marina Org reports.

Posted 13:19 Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , , ,

Stade Saturdays among Foreshore Trust beneficiaries

The Foreshore Trust has awarded  grants worth more than £45,000 to 11 local projects – including Stade Saturdays – offering a response to the effects of the coronavirus. Nick Terdre reports.

Lives in limbo: the injustice of indefinite immigration detention

A few days ago Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that she has accepted all 30 recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned review. This is a chance to unravel the Hostile Environment, which has destroyed so many lives for so many years, and with it, one of its central pillars, indefinite immigration detention. Felicity Laurence, campaigns lead for Hastings Community of Sanctuary, describes this destructive policy, and the imminent opportunity to end it for good when the new immigration bill is debated in the Commons in the coming days.

Posted 11:42 Friday, Jun 26, 2020 In: Campaigns

Committee revolt gives Christ Church its solar panels

When unstoppable utility meets administrative fixity, something’s got to give. Bernard McGinley, who also took the photos, looks at the Planning Committee’s recent decision to approve the installation of solar panels on the roof of a listed church in Ore against the advice of planners.

Vandals target public toilets

Just a few days after reopening public toilets, several have been vandalised, the council says. It is also just a few days since Conservative councillor Rob Lee criticised the council for being slow to reopen toilets. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:38 Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: , , , , , ,
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