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Meet Kate from Teddy Tinker’s

You can’t miss Teddy Tinker’s Emporium… it’s the bright orange and blue shop on the corner of London Road and Tower Road West in St Leonards. If you haven’t ever stepped through the doors, then, Wow! you are missing a treat. HOT’s Erica Smith dropped by to meet Kate – the woman behind this amazing emporium.

Posted 09:24 Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: ATownExploresABook Gail Borrow sheet music Teddy Tinker’s Emporium

HOT Picnic this Sunday

This Sunday at 2pm, some of the HOT team will be picnic-ing at the south end of Gensing Gardens. If you’d like to meet the team, and find out more about HOT and how you can write articles for HOT or get involved in some other way – please come along!

Posted 09:20 In: One Long Party Tags: Erica Smith events-prior

A walk to get Esther back on the road

This Saturday, 1 August, a small group of friends will be walking over 15 miles to raise money for a wheelchair for their friend Esther Fox. The walk will start at 10am from Eastbourne Pier and they hope to finish it around 4pm on Hastings Pier. HOT’s Erica Smith pulled on her hiking boots and caught up with the friends behind the fundraiser.

Posted 15:35 Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: #wheels4foxsake Crowdfunder Esther Fox wheelchair user

Trevor Jones, classical guitarist, teacher and ex-rock singer – part 2

In this second article Trevor tells HOT’s Chandra Masoliver what he thinks about life in lockdown, the present political state, and where we are heading.

Posted 09:27 In: Hastings People Tags: Brexit lockdown

Octogenarian celebrates 20 years of caring

When Hastings resident Jackie Terry spotted an advert looking for people to give vulnerable teenagers a room, she could never have imagined where it would lead. Twenty years on, as she celebrates her 80th birthday, the mother-of-five says she “wouldn’t have missed it for the world”.

Posted 10:52 Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: Supported Living Scheme supported lodgings
Ruby Cox with her award

Award from the Nicaraguan Embassy

Today, Wednesday 15 July, Hastings Borough Councillor Ruby Cox will receive an award from the Nicaraguan Embassy in an online ceremomy. The award is to mark her long-standing work building solidarity between the Trade Union movements in the UK and Nicaragua. Below she tells us about the award and her bond with the Nicaraguan people.

Posted 13:35 Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: Award Councillor Ruby Cox Nicaragua Trade Union UNE Unison

Beer bike would add to Hastings’ sea front attractions

New ideas are needed as we slowly work our way out of Covid. Local design consultant Ken Davis thinks the beer bike, a concept already put into practice on the Continent, could be adapted to Hastings requirements with positive effects.

Posted 09:48 Monday, Jul 13, 2020 In: Food & Drink Tags: beer bike Ken Davis

Hastings begins to open up

Hastings took an important step towards reopening on Saturday as step three of the government’s relaxation of lockdown restrictions came into effect. The council issued a cautious welcome but was pleased to see the West Hill Lift back in operation. New support measures for local businesses were announced by the government today. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:46 Thursday, Jul 9, 2020 In: Shops & Things Tags: Colin Fitzgerald covid-19 Kevin Boorman lockdown Nick Terdre Nigel Sinden Rishi Sunak Sally-Ann Hart West Hill Lift
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