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CCG fills information gap on growing vaccination service in Hastings and Rother

The growing network of vaccination sites is enabling immunisation against the coronavirus to gather pace in Hastings and Rother. The NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group has moved to fill the information gap on how the service is organised and how it works. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:10 Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 In: Covid-19

ESCC introduces mass testing to detect asymptomatic cases

East Sussex County Council has decided to introduce mass community testing for Covid-19 using lateral flow devices. Reservations have been aired about this form of test – is it up to the job? Text by Nick Terdre, research and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 18:32 Friday, Jan 29, 2021 In: Covid-19 Tags: , , , ,

Hastings Musical Festival has extended deadlines for its Virtual Festival 2021

The Hastings Musical Festival (HMF) has already had almost 600 entries for its Virtual Festival. Teachers in all sections said they had hoped to use the January school term to complete teaching and recording of performances for uploading, but this is no longer possible given the new lockdown, writes Chris Cormack.

Council calls for comments on draft Local Plan

The new Local Plan for Hastings is out to consultation in draft, and the council has issued a call for people to get involved and give their views – it will be the guiding document for planning for the next 18 years. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:39 Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 In: Local Government Tags: , , ,

UN nuclear weapons ban comes into force

Friday 22 January marked a historic moment as a United Nations ban on nuclear weapons officially came into force. Hastings was among the many municipalities to support the treaty when Hastings Borough Council voted in favour last October. The Hastings Against War group recently issued a press release detailing what this will mean for the continued global bid towards nuclear disarmament. Words and pictures supplied by John Enefer.

Local Plan consultation: your views wanted on council’s West St Leonards projects!

The Bathing Pool site and the proposed Neighbourhood Plan remain live issues in West St Leonards and beyond.  The Local Plan Review is open and the elections are not far off.   Bryan Fisher for  SOBS (Save Our Bathing Site) and the West Marina Group (WMG) reports on the difficulties of attracting Hastings Borough Council (HBC)’s attention.

Keeping Company, 1982-84 © Laetitia Yhap

Local artist Laetitia Yhap celebrates  80th birthday with exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Laetitia Yhap is a familiar site cycling around Hastings, usually stylishly dressed with colourful hair to match. It is no surprise to learn that she is a well known British artist. What is incredible is that she is 80 years old and Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating the event with an exhibition. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was delighted to look at it, distanced, online.

Professor Tuddenham masked and holding vitamin D supplements.

Is there a connection between Covid-19 and vitamin D?

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asks a medical friend, Professor Edward Tuddenham, to explain what role vitamin D has in the Covid-19 pandemic, and if taking the vitamin might prevent us from getting the disease or reduce its worst effects? And if so why?

Posted 16:08 Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 In: Covid-19 Tags: , , ,
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