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Greens join local protest against Trump

The inauguration of Donald Trump as US president last Friday sparked unprecedented acts of repudiation across the world. Thousands took part in the ‘Bridges Not Walls’ movement, which started in town and was supported by the Hastings and Rye Green Party. Nick Terdre reports.

Council scraps planning notification letters

As from the New Year Hastings Borough Council will stop sending letters to notify residents of planning applications in their area. The move, confirmed at this week’s Cabinet meeting, has drawn a lot of criticism. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:25 Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 In: Politics Tags: Andrea Needham Andy Patmore Chris Hurrell Chris Lewcock Combe Haven Defenders Dawn Poole Nick Terdre notification letters Rob Lee Rocklands Save Ecclesbourne Glen site notices Statement of Community Involvement

Local Lib Dems help Olney to victory

Local Liberal Democrats played a part in securing Sarah Olney’s shock by-election victory in Richmond Park and North Kingston. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:26 Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 In: Politics Tags: Brexit Lib Dems Liberal Democrats Nick Perry Nick Terdre Richmond Park Sarah Olney Tim Farron Zac Goldsmith

Chowney responds to Lee’s allegations

Earlier this month HOT reported claims by Tory councillor Rob Lee that Labour councillor Kim Forward, lead member for housing, had failed to declare an interest in the Letstart Letting scheme. Council leader Peter Chowney has responded to the allegations. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:30 Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 In: Politics Tags: declaration of interest Kim Forward Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Rob Lee

Labour councillor refuses to step down after failing to declare interest in letting scheme

Labour councillor Kim Forward refused to step down as lead member for housing at the last full council meeting after Tory group leader Rob Lee said she had “deceived” the council by not declaring an interest in the Letstart Letting scheme. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:25 Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 In: Politics Tags: Kevin Boorman Kim Forward Nick Terdre Rob Lee

Drone week of action in Hastings

Sometimes I find myself looking up at the sky and thanking my blessings that I am not being targeted by drones operated by people from distant shores who see me as their enemy. I’m aware that we have military personnel in this country trained in the art of drone warfare, sitting thousands of miles away from their chosen targets for surveillance and attack – and I think: if we’re doing this to other people, why wouldn’t others use the same tactics on us? There but for the grace of God, etc. Zelly Restorick reports. 

Lib Dems first out of the election traps

Faced with the possibility of a snap general election, the local Lib Dems have stolen a march on their political rivals by selecting their parliamentary candidate. Nick Terdre reports.

WASPI women are buzzing…

Women of a certain age throughout the UK are gearing up for new careers as political campaigners and activists. Hastings is no exception to this groundswell of female unrest and has an active group of go-getting women, intent on righting an injustice of which many people are unaware. Sandra Morris is one of them, and sets out their case here.

Posted 16:09 Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 In: Politics Tags: Amber Rudd Sandra Moore Morris WASPI Day of Local Action
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