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Rhapsody for you

Rhapsody in Four Colours rises like a colossus from the heart of the new Aga Khan Centre at King’s Cross. Nestled behind brutalist glass complexes and old grain stores now trendy office suites, the AKC is a centre for education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilizations. Ross Clifford sings its praises and explores the local connection.

Posted 23:24 Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 In: Visual Arts Tags: , , , , ,

Favourite trees in all their beauty

Recently, HOT published an article about the Wood People Connective’s online tree art exhibition, ‘Favourite Trees’. 

Posted 17:52 In: Nature Tags: ,

“See the New Year in at home,” East Sussex residents advised

“See the New Year in at home” is the message from the East Sussex director of Public Health now that Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealdon have followed Hastings and Rother into Tier 4 and new cases in the UK have risen to record levels. Nick Terdre reports, research and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 15:45 In: Covid-19 Tags: , ,

Hastings chess goes online

Hastings International Chess Congress would normally be under way by now, but like chess events over the world, in the face of the coronavirus it has gone online and been replaced by an all-play-all event featuring most of England’s top players. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:55 Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 In: Sport Tags: , ,

Don’t be (s)elf-ish – PULL our investments in fossil fuels!

Last week, HOT’s Erica Smith dressed up and helped carry a giant cracker around town – appealing to local people and East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to see sense and realise that it’s crackers to invest in fossil fuels. This is her story…

Posted 22:15 Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,

Divest East Sussex!

Gabriel Carlyle looks back over the last seven years of campaigning to get East Sussex County Council to divest from fossil fuels.

Posted 16:51 In: Campaigns

Food poverty charities face higher demand due to Covid

 Although Christmas and Boxing Day gatherings are ruled out, local groups battling food poverty are ready for an unusually busy Christmas period, with the numbers facing hardship exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Nick Terdre reports.

Hospitals – avoid them if you can!

One of the reasons why Hastings and Rother have been moved into Tier 3 and now Tier 4 is the increasing pressure on local hospitals from Covid infected people. While hospital treatment is essential for the most serious cases, Hastings-based Brian Bostock, a registered nurse of 25 years currently managing end-of-life and complex care provision over four London boroughs, gives an insider’s view of why admission to hospital should be a last resort, whatever the illness.

Posted 19:54 Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: , ,
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