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East Sussex Alliance the way to victory for the Lib Dems

The thrust of the Liberal Democrats’ local election campaign is aimed at County Hall, where they see cooperation between the opposition parties as the key to overturning the Conservative majority. The Rother Alliance provides a successful example of the strategy in action, they say. Nick Terdre reports. Photos supplied by the Lib Dems.

Labour sets out its stall

In the upcoming local elections the Labour Party will be looking to maintain its dominance of Hastings Borough Council, as well as safeguarding its four seats on East Sussex County Council. Nick Terdre takes a look at the party’s manifesto and its line-up of candidates, which includes several new faces. All photos provided by Labour.

Posted 20:36 Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 In: Politics Tags: , , , , , ,

The Battle of Old Hastings: Greens gear up for an Old Town challenge

In a town where the prospect of upsets in the upcoming local elections is generally remote, it is the Old Hastings ward where the likelihood looks greatest, following the Greens’ narrow loss to Labour in 2018. Chris Connelley has been out with both parties’ candidates to find out what they have to offer the electorate.

Posted 21:18 Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 In: Politics Tags: , , , , , ,

Coronavirus statistical update: New variants greatest threat to defeating Covid-19

As the vaccination campaign continues to spread protection against Covid-19 over an increasing proportion of the population, the greatest threat to defeating the coronavirus lies in new variants which render current vaccines less effective. Nearly a dozen significant new variants have been identified, the latest being the Indian. Text by Nick Terdre, research and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 10:34 Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 In: Covid-19 Tags: , , , ,
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Friday Night Film Quiz – coming soon!

Gather your team for a free, fun and energetic quiz to help support your local independent cinema, the Electric Palace in Old Town, Hastings, on Friday 30 April, writes Dani Brown.

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Roff Smith in the East Sussex landscape

Some people have welcomed Lockdown, others have found lack of contact with people debilitating, some have found different ways of coping day to day, others have embraced it and discovered new strengths. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths spoke to photographer Roff Smith about how he has kept sane while following his love of  photography and the landscape.

Harrow Lane: an important choice for voters!

So says Martin Griffiths, the Liberal Democrat candidate for both Ashdown ward and the Ashdown & Conquest division in the forthcoming elections, as he presents his take on the cluster of four developments at the top of Harrow Lane which has caught local attention.

PSC calls meeting on upcoming Palestinian elections

While we in the UK  have regular general and local elections, (even allowing for a year’s Covid disruption), Palestinians are now gearing up for their first elections in 15 years. Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign have arranged an online event with three Palestinian speakers for Wednesday 21st to put this rare happening in context, as the group explains.

Posted 14:59 Monday, Apr 19, 2021 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , , ,
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