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St Leonards flooded with forged Bank of Edward Lear five pound notes

As the ATownExploresABook Crowdfunder draws to a close (at midnight on Thursday 1 October), a source reveals that counterfeit versions of the Bank of Edward Lear five pound notes have been discovered in the pop-up currency exchanges around St Leonards. Our HOT financial advisor reports on the fraudulent fiscal activity.

Posted 19:25 Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 In: Arts News

£1m awarded for Hastings initial Town Deal projects

The four projects submitted by Hastings Town Deal board for accelerated funding have all received government approval, winning the town a much needed shot of investment. Report by Nick Terdre, photos by Russell Jacobs.

Joint buying scheme offers residents reduced cost solar panel installation

Residents interested in investigating the cost of installing solar panels on their rooftops are invited to register for the Solar Together Sussex scheme which is supported by Hastings Borough Council and other councils across Sussex. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Russell Jacobs.

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Thursday morning screenings back at Electric Palace

Great news – Thursday morning 11am weekly screenings will begin again at the Electric Palace, starting this Thursday 1 October, with this year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, Parasite, writes Annie Waite.

Hands Up initiative for children of Gaza in the spotlight

In its annual joint event with the local interfaith forum, Hastings Against War presents a talk on the Hands Up project which puts Palestinian children in the blockaded city of Gaza in touch with their peers around the world. John Enefer explains.

Last few days for The Owl and the Pussy-cat

St Leonards and Hastings have gone crazy for The Owl and the Pussy-cat as the ATownExploresABook21 Crowdfunder enters its last few days. HOT’s Erica Smith asks us all to give generously.

Posted 20:55 Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 In: Arts News

Council go-ahead for Observer building renovation

WRVN’s plans to transform the former Observer building in the Trinity Triangle have been given the go-ahead by council planners. The project is part of the Heritage Action Zone initiative, for which Historic England has announced funding of £2m. Nick Terdre reports.

Partial welcome from HBC for affordable housing fund

Hastings Borough Council has welcomed the government’s announcement of £12.2bn of funding for affordable housing, but questions whether it is sufficient. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:17 Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , ,
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