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Palestine solidarity group to hold rally against ‘Israeli violence and ethnic cleansing’

The Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity Group (HRPSG) will hold a rally this Saturday (15 May). It will be both a Nakba Day commemoration event and a protest against the brutal Israeli police violence against worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque and the ongoing ethnic cleansing campaign in East Jerusalem, as they say.

Posted 20:19 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,

Pop-up vax clinics in Hastings

New opportunities for getting vaccinated in Hastings are becoming available with a programme of pop-up clinics arranged by Sussex Health and Care Partnership through May. Nick Terdre reports.

On the second Friday August The Burry Man, decorated in burrs walks the boundaris of south Queensferry, Lothian calling in pubs on his way.

Celebrating British folk traditions

Like other galleries which have been unlocked, Lucy Bell Gallery has opened its door again with a suitable May exhibition of idiosyncratic British customs and traditions. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to learn more about and to wonder at the extraordinary antics of the British.

PR: what difference would it make?

Would proportional representation have made a difference to the outcome of last week’s HBC election? James Prentice, lead researcher for Capture Politics, a local research organisation specialising in data analysis and interpretation, has mashed the numbers to throw light on the matter.

Posted 11:30 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 In: Politics Tags: , ,

Project Art Works collective is shortlisted for the Turner Prize

The recently announced Turner Prize shortlist consists of five art collectives including Hastings-based Project Art Works. Erica Smith salutes this inspiring and vibrant group.

Posted 13:19 Monday, May 10, 2021 In: Arts News Tags: , , ,

Tory gains and breakthrough for Greens in Hastings as Labour vote shrinks

Judgement day for Labour in Hastings: the party loses half of its borough council seats up for election to a Tory surge while jubilant  Greens gain a historic first seat. Chris Connelley casts an eye over the results, identifying the winners and losers in this year’s battle for the local council.

Posted 12:40 Sunday, May 9, 2021 In: Politics Tags: , , ,

53 County Council candidates sign pledge for fossil fuel divestment

53 candidates for the 6 May elections to East Sussex County Council (ESCC) have signed a climate action pledge, committing themselves to supporting the divestment of the East Sussex Pension Fund from fossil fuels – the Conservatives are only main political party with no signatories in East Sussex. The East Sussex Pension Fund, which is administered by East Sussex County Council, currently has over £70m of local people’s pension monies invested in the giant oil and gas companies like Shell and BP. Erica Smith looks at which candidates in the Hastings area have signed the pledge.

Posted 21:28 Wednesday, May 5, 2021 In: Local Government Tags:

Police numbers divide PCC candidates

Police numbers – are they up or down? – are a leading source of disagreement among candidates for Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner. Nick Terdre offers a brief guide.

Posted 20:11 In: Politics
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