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Focus on Jerusalem

Jerusalem fell under the spotlight at the annual meeting between Hastings Against War and the Hastings and District Interfaith Forum on 1 October, as two speakers spoke on the subject of the ancient city, which is considered holy by Jews, Christians and Moslems. John Enefer writes.

Photo by Ted Barrow

HOT Style meets Judy P

While out at the fabulous fundraiser for HOT on a cool wet evening, HOT style spotter Claudine Eccleston had to find out more about Judy P’s unique style.

Posted 21:38 Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 In: Arts News,Community Arts,Hastings People,HOT Style Tags: best U.K. street style Drawing Life Fashion. Street style HOT Style Judy Parkinson timeless fashion timeless style

Huge UK funding pot for charities

Charities and community groups from across England are being encouraged to apply for a share of a massive £3million to bring their dream project to life thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Posted 11:13 Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Dream Fund

‘Bistro Belle’ shuns retirement with care home ‘job’ – aged 86!

A retired policewoman from East Sussex has gone back to ‘work’ after finding a life of leisure isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Diana Cornwell, 86, is a resident at Hastings Court care home on The Ridge.  She worked as a police officer in Penge in south London and moved to Hastings for a life by the sea when she came to the end of her career.  But the desire to be useful never left her and made her restless – so the home has given her a ‘job’.

Posted 10:44 In: Hastings People Tags: Bistro Belles Claire Braybon Diana Cornwell Doreen Harmer Hastings Court
Michael Madden

Michael Madden: thoughts on visual art, politics and the planet (1)

Michael Madden, painter, sculptor, restorer, environmental campaigner and Hastings resident, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his life, work, the Labour Party and the state of the planet. 

The Big Sleep for Seaview 2019

The Seaview Project’s annual sponsored sleep takes place on Friday 27 September, raising awareness and vital funds for some of the town’s most vulnerable people and there are still some boxes left for more sleepers to take part. Sue Burgess writes.  

Posted 09:29 Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: A4A FILO John Stiles Lions Club of Hastings No Labels Sue Burgess The Big Sleep 2019 The Foreshore Trust The Seaview Project

Decision: Javad stays in the UK!

Readers of Hastings Online Times have been part of the campaign to support Javad in his quest to remain in the UK – and it is with delight that we update you: Javad has been given permission to stay here. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 14:33 Monday, Sep 16, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Javad Links Project Stuart Alexander Terry Alexander The Roebuck Centre

Children’s Air Ambulance helps save Hastings baby’s life

Set up in 2012, the Children’s Air Ambulance provides, in its words, “the first and only dedicated helicopter transfer service for critically ill children – a flying intensive care unit.” They recently helped save the life of a Hastings baby who stopped breathing six times, flying her to a specialist unit in London in just 24 minutes. Press officer Camilla Roca tells the story.

Posted 19:46 Friday, Aug 23, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Camilla Roca Charlotte Children's Air Ambulance Scarlet
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