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i-Rock launches in Hastings

i-Rock a new service for 14 -25 year olds has been launched in Hastings. The new service based at Rock House, Cambridge Road offers young people help and advice with issues including emotional wellbeing, mental health, education, employment and housing.

Posted 11:44 Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group i-Rock

Martha Trust: transforming lives

Martha Trust is a unique and inspiring charity that transforms the lives of people with profound disabilities. Martha supports young people and adults with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in Hastings and Deal, providing a home for life in a safe and loving environment, respite and day care.

Posted 09:45 Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Hastings Bonfire Night Martha Trust profound physical and mental learning disabilities Rome Or Bust

Military college clocks five successful years

Since opening its doors in June 2011, the free-to-attend Hastings Military Preparation College has helped prepare nearly 200 local teens for careers in the Armed Forces, civilian workplaces or further education. Here it reports on its achievement.

Posted 09:37 Monday, Jun 27, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Bradley Ware Military Preparation College Paul Boundy Royal Engineers

Hidden histories of a million wartime women

The Royal Voluntary Service want their wartime records from Hastings and around the country to go online – and they’ve organised a Kickstarter campaign to make the information accessible to everyone for the first time. The project will reveal almost 30,000 pages of never-before-seen diaries from female volunteers – nicknamed ‘the army that Hitler forgot’. By 1943, there were 2,075 Women’s Voluntary Services volunteers in Hastings and in the RVS archive, there are 70 narrative reports for Hastings covering 1938-1945. Sinead Paton writes on behalf of the RVS.

Posted 10:01 Friday, May 13, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Age Action Alliance Books on Wheels Campaign to End Loneliness Care and Support Alliance Dementia Action Alliance Ethel W Lee Falls and Fractures Alliance Malnutrition Task Force Meals on Wheels Patricia Routledge Royal Voluntary Service Archive Royal Voluntary Service’s Archive & Heritage Collection Ruth Goodman Sinead Paton WRVS

Autism awareness event

The Roebuck Centre in Hastings Old Town is holding an open day on Friday 8 April as part of World Autism Awareness Week 2016 : “Raising awareness about autism and making a difference to the lives of autistic people”. Cath Tajima-Powell writes.

Posted 11:49 Monday, Apr 4, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Autism Autism Awareness Week 2016

Tributes paid to Cllr John Hodges

Tributes have been paid to Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council member John Hodges who died last week at the age of 70.

Posted 18:10 Monday, Feb 15, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Dawn Poole ESCC Hastings Labour party Peter Chowney

Aid worker in another world

When Eileen Masters volunteered to sort out accounting problems at Oxfam’s Kabul office in 1992, she didn’t know just what she would be letting herself in for. Her five-month stint in Afghanistan is described in graphic detail in her memoir, A Dangerous Place To Picnic. Nick Terdre met her to find out more.

Posted 20:26 Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 In: Hastings People Tags: Afghanistan Dilliebooks Eileen Masters Hastings Writers’ Group Mazar-i-Sharif Nafisa Nick Terdre Oxfam Peshawar Woolworth's Zia

Return of the prodigal…clock!

Almost 80 years after it was first installed and 40 after it left the modernist landmark of Marine Court in St Leonards-on-Sea, one of the original electric clocks designed exclusively for the apartments in the building has finally returned home. Clive Gross tells Nick Terdre how it happened.

Posted 21:05 Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 In: Hastings People Tags: Chisel & Mouse Clive Gross coastal currents Marine C ourt Nick Terdre St Leonards Central
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