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‘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 

New Sara Lee Trust shop

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: , ,
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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.

Starter Sets in sexism at the Early Learning Centre

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:
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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: , , , , , , ,
Black Friday Promotion. Priory Meadow Shopping Centre Hastings.
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Adele Wilson and Rebecca Medhurst from The Perfume Shop help promote the up and coming Black Friday event at Priory Meadow Shopping Centre.

Brace yourself! Black Friday beckons

November 25 Black Friday

Posted 20:02 Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 In: Shops & Things Tags: , , ,
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Free bookshop raises funds for charity

A dynamic group of volunteers has taken over an empty shop in Devonshire Road, Bexhill, and filled it with free books to encourage people to enjoy reading and raise funds for local charity, Hastings Furniture Service (HFS). Chief executive Naomi Ridley writes.

Posted 09:44 Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 In: Shops & Things Tags: , , , ,

Down with Black Friday, up with Frost Fayre!

Black Friday, yet another clarion call to spend, spend, spend from Big Commerce, is not to every retailer’s taste. St Leonard’s Central proprietor Clive Gross has become so incensed by the damaging effect of the hype around Black Friday that today he is running a special ‘No Discount Day’ at the shop instead. And if you want to support local producers and retailers in St Leonards, in addition to Clive, don’t forget to attend the Frost Fayre in Kings Road tomorrow. Nick Terdre reports.

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