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Help hunt for Hastings’ heritage

Posted 09:06 Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 In: Hastings People Tags: Mr Baxter Pelham Roundabout Fountain Toby Sargent Trevi Fountain Versailles

Jo Moon 1964–2016

Erica Smith

Posted 09:26 Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Hastings Jo Monks Moon obituary Somerset storyteller

Against All Odds

Ruban Shangmuganathan from Bexhill has overcome ill‐health and disability to become a valued volunteer with local charity, Hastings Furniture Service. His achievement was recognized with an Against All Odds award this week. Naomi Ridley, chief executive of HFS writes about Ruban’s achievements.

Posted 08:44 Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Angie Lowe Fran McKeown Hastings Furniture Service HFS Linda Coad Ruban Shangmuganathan

Rain fails to quench bonfire spirits

As darkness fell on Saturday evening and the annual torchlight procession set off, it seemed that the heavy rain which had been falling since late afternoon would drown out the proceedings, or at least quench people’s spirits. However, bonfire society folk are made of sterner stuff, and although many got soaked and some torches were extinguished, in the end the rain ceased halfway through the procession, allowing all and sundry to enjoy the bonfire and fireworks display. HOT photographer Russell Jacobs kept his camera dry and documented the event. 

Posted 19:51 Monday, Oct 17, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Russell Jacobs

When Toby met Amber

Posted 15:48 Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Amber Rudd Elizabeth Rigby FT Hastings Pier Jerwood Gallery John Penrose Toby Sargent

He saw, he swam, he cone-quered

A few days ago, William The Cone-queror, aka William Stevens, he of the famous ice-cream bicycle who literally peddles his wares (Di Paulo’s ice cream from Bexhill) along our seafront promenade and at local events, achieved his goal of swimming from Royal Sovereign Lighthouse to St Leonards’ beach by Azur. All in the name of charitable goodWill, raising money for The Seaview Project and FSN. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks him some questions about himself and his successful but exhausting mission.

Posted 18:18 Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Andy Francis Annie Whelan children Dick Hogg FSN HSL Sailing Club Hugh Ashford Illuminated Bike Ride The Lions Club The Seaview Project The Sovereign Lighthouse The Time To Shine Project William Stevens William The Cone-querer

This week! Rough sleeping for Seaview

This Friday, it’s The Big Sleep Hastings 2016 – with the goal to raise more funds for the Seaview Project than last year (£23,000) – and simultaneously raise awareness of homelessness. HOT’s Zelly Restorick takes up the HOT Big Sleep baton from last year’s cardboard citizen, Nick Terdre. She’ll be joining up with the many other one-night-insomniacs who’re taking part in the experience, united by spending the night in a cardboard city at the Stade.

Lorna Strawson – White Rock Theatre’s bright new face

Posted 08:02 Friday, Sep 23, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Luke Strawson Toby Sargent White Rock Theatre
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