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Sudden halt to Rudd’s meteoric rise

Local MP Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary brings her hitherto meteoric rise to the top of British politics to a sudden halt. While opposition parties in Hastings welcome the widespread condemnation of the ‘hostile environment’ policy for immigrants which Ms Rudd was in charge of implementing, they have different takes on its wider significance and her political future. Nick Terdre reports.

Don't Frack With Sussex activist with Jeremy Corbyn

Don’t Frack With Sussex meet Corbyn

Hastings artist-activists, Don’t Frack With Sussex, protest energy minister’s short-sighted energy policy at London’s Climate March. Here’s their report of their day, including some time spent with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Gas and nuclear dominate Rudd’s energy vision

Energy minister and local MP Amber Rudd this month set the country’s course in energy policy for this government with her first major speech since taking office. While her plans to phase out coal were well received,  her policy of locking the UK into a deep reliance on oil, gas and nuclear while marginalising renewable energies represent a big step backwards. Nick Terdre takes a close look.

Posted 16:17 Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: Amber Rudd coal EDF gas George Osborne Hinkley Point C John Cridland Nick Terdre oil renewables

Link road: what’s to like about it?

Proponents of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road argue that it will relieve traffic congestion on the Bexhill Road and help create new jobs. Andrea Needham of the anti link road group Combe Haven Defenders begs to differ.

Posted 16:25 Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd Andrea Needham Bexhill Enterprise Park BHLR ESCC George Osborne Greg Barker Kate Evans Peter Jones Sea Change Sussex Trinity College Cambridge
Frack with cross

Fracking up the countryside

Fracking… happening at a place near you. A few days ago, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, I heard that fracking was imminent at Balcombe, West Sussex, and that local people were to join others on the opposition front line, endeavouring to raise awareness, prevent or slow down the process. Aware of fracking’s controversial reputation, further investigation seems necessary.

Posted 07:59 Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 In: The HOT Planet Tags: direct action fracking George Osborne peaceful protest police tactics rural West Sussex Zelly Restorick
DfT Protest

DfT reveals BHLR recommendations

Following a decision by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Department for Transport (DfT) has now released the withheld recommendations from their report on the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR), writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Road busters battle the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road outside MP Amber Rudd's office in Robertston Street. Credit: Milan Rai

Zombie Roads are back from the dead!

It’s been a week for zombies, and it isn’t even Hallowe’en yet! Now they aren’t just passively wandering along the seafront waiting to be snapped by the HOT Style reporter – they are getting political and congregating outside MP Amber Rudd’s office in Robertson Street! HOT’s Erica Smith tooled up and set out to find out more…

Posted 16:39 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd Bexhill Combe Haven Defenders George Osborne Hastings link road protest zombies
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