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Community interest groups ignored as HBC seeks go-ahead to gate three passage-ways

Hastings Borough Council’s proposal to gate three public passage-ways which are the scene of anti-social and criminal behaviour are being questioned on behalf of community interest groups whose views were never consulted. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:54 Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 In: Local News Tags: , , , , , , ,

Designers on the Edge…

‘EDGE – We Made It’ is an exhibition of contemporary craft by second year students on the Designer Maker BA course at East Sussex College, Hastings. The exhibition runs from 1–8 March and in the absence of a real-world opportunity to exhibit, the student designers have created an online exhibition. Erica Smith spoke to Linda King – one of the 11 students participating in the online show.

Posted 12:48 In: Arts News

Upcoming launch event for Anti-Racism Day

The UN’s Anti-Racism Day on 20 March will be preceded by an online launch in Hastings on 2 March organised by Hastings & District Trades Council. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:32 Friday, Feb 26, 2021 In: Politics Tags: , , , , ,

Surviving Covid – and learning the lessons

When he recently contributed a piece on why we should avoid hospitals, hospital worker Brian Bostock confided that he had no direct experience of Covid-19. Now he has, and it was not an experience he wants to repeat.

Posted 17:09 Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 In: Covid-19 Tags: , ,

Home Office not planning Napier Barracks replica in Hastings, says HBC

Hastings Borough Council is not aware of any Home Office plans for an accommodation centre for asylum-seekers in the town, the Refugee Buddy Project was relieved to hear when it recently met council representatives. Nick Terdre reports.

Four seasons: lockdown through the lens

Life in lockdown changed everything. What we once took for granted: meeting friends, going out for work or leisure, even exchanging pleasantries with strangers – was taken from us. Nearly a year on, our society is still coming to terms with the new normal that replaced these commonplaces. Photographer Josie Barnes and writer Dan Flanagan reflect on the changing seasons in this most turbulent of years.

Posted 21:57 Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 In: Photography Tags: ,
Goodies from The Stag's Doorstep Bakery

Lockdown takeaway and deliveries: Take 2

Is this the second or the third lockdown? HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths has lost count – and at times lost her way entirely. Luckily some good Hastings and St Leonards people haven’t and are keeping us cheerful with takeaway food treats. HOT covered this topic in the last lockdown, so these are a few that are either late additions or that we overlooked previously – apologies for that.

Make a diary date for Census 2021

There are some things that Covid-19 can’t change, and one of them is the national census, which will soon be upon us. If it seems like only ten years since the last one, that’s because it is. This time round Hastings and Rother have their own engagement manager. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:36 In: Society Tags: , ,
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