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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

Support local crafters

Etsy team member Caroline Ellis tells us how you can support local crafters and makers by buying from them online.

Posted 13:41 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 In: Shops & Things Tags: Caroline Ellis community craft crafters Etsy Hastings makers St Leonards

‘Crowd-sourced’ book needs your thrifty tips!

Are you a stickler for recycling materials, enjoy up-cycling items others would rather discard and know how to get the most out of every penny? Then the Hastings and Rother Furniture Service needs your words of wisdom for their new 

Posted 06:00 Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 In: Shops & Things Tags: Hastings Centre HFS Kings Church Mark Thomas

New Sara Lee Trust shop opens

The Sara Lee Trust’s new community charity shop at 35 Sedlescombe Road North in Silverhill is open for business, contributing to the excellent work the trust provides for the local community. 

Posted 10:17 Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 In: Shops & Things Tags: Nikki Hawes Sara Lee Trust St Micheal's Hospice

Discoveries on Queens Road

Queens Road is a part of Hastings that has been a long time in regeneration. Now it looks like the balance might be tipping in its favour, as new businesses begin to emerge. HOT’s Nick Weekes had a look around.

Posted 12:12 Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 In: Shops & Things Tags: Billy Braxton BOOKBUSTER Charlie Braxton Jez Smith Ned Braxton Nick Weekes Printed Matter Bookshop Queens Road St Michael's Hospice Shop Stargasm Longboards The Imperial Tim Burton Xochipilli Mexican Street Food

Gender stereotyping in local shops

A few weeks ago, HOT journalist Esme Needham went round most of the big supermarkets from Hastings to Hollington, taking photos of baby clothes, toys, childrens’ items, even yoghurts. She explains why in this article.

Posted 17:35 Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 In: Shops & Things Tags: Esme Needham

Books v. handbags

Now summer is over and the nights are drawing in, what better way to spend your evenings than curling up in a chair and exploring the world through the pages of a book? Esme Needham meets Lee Humphries – Hastings’ newest purveyor of words on paper.

Posted 10:20 Monday, Sep 25, 2017 In: Shops & Things Tags: books Hastings Lee Humphries political Queens Road radical

Brace yourself! Black Friday beckons

November 25 Black Friday

Posted 20:02 Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 In: Shops & Things Tags: HMV Priory Meadow Shopping Centre Stacey Bell
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