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£2 bn to fund “revolutionary” cycling and walking plan

The government has announced an ambitious plan for encouraging cycling and walking which could be truly transformative if the rhetoric translates into reality. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Russell Jacobs.

A walk to get Esther back on the road

This Saturday, 1 August, a small group of friends will be walking over 15 miles to raise money for a wheelchair for their friend Esther Fox. The walk will start at 10am from Eastbourne Pier and they hope to finish it around 4pm on Hastings Pier. HOT’s Erica Smith pulled on her hiking boots and caught up with the friends behind the fundraiser.

Trevor Jones, classical guitarist, teacher and ex-rock singer – part 2

In this second article Trevor tells HOT’s Chandra Masoliver what he thinks about life in lockdown, the present political state, and where we are heading.

Posted 09:27 In: Hastings People Tags: , ,

Liszt and Brahms – familiar territory

HOT music correspondent Brian Hick enjoyed an evening of mood changes with the nineteenth online concert of piano music featuring prizewinners in Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

Coronavirus statistical update: localised test and trace still proving problematic

Despite the deficiencies in data provision shown up by the Leicester outbreak, and government promises to remedy the situation, reports are still indicating that the NHS Test & Trace system is not working as well as it needs to on the ground. Research and graphics by Russell Hall, text by Nick Terdre.

Posted 13:16 Friday, Jul 24, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: , , , ,

Octogenarian celebrates 20 years of caring

When Hastings resident Jackie Terry spotted an advert looking for people to give vulnerable teenagers a room, she could never have imagined where it would lead. Twenty years on, as she celebrates her 80th birthday, the mother-of-five says she “wouldn’t have missed it for the world”.

Posted 10:52 Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: , ,
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Change comes to Hastings Arts Forum

It is with great relief that galleries, pubs and restaurants are now allowed to open. Albeit with social distancing. People have been so desperate for a bit of culture that in London, apparently, it has been difficult to book a time slot to visit. So Hastings Arts Form is open again, in a new guise. HOT’ Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see and spoke to Martin Bradshaw about the changes.

Posted 19:34 Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: , ,

Rock stars with a difference

Lucy Bell Gallery’s latest show Days of Rock has a collection of images of some of the effervescent 70s and 80s rock stars and photographers who captured that time both on stage and behind the scenes. Out of this pot pourri of images one particular set is markedly different.They are the work of Andrew Catlin, who has captured, in contrast to the exuberance of the stage acts, quiet and reflective moments. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths. met up with him to find out more about his practice.

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