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Unwanted gifts benefit children in need

A bright idea from a BBC Sussex radio presenter has led to fundraising success for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal through the sale of unwanted Christmas gifts, as the programme makers explain.

Posted 12:22 Monday, Feb 1, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: BBC ChatterBex Children in Need Danny Pike Eat@TheStade Give A Gift Hastings Observer Pudsey Bear Sara David Terry Wogan

Why are local wildlife sites in decline?

Hastings does not lack designated Local Wildlife Sites (LWS), but such sites are vulnerable to the machinations of developers. The Clive Vale LWS in the east part of town is a case in point, as Richard Price writes – recently cleared, its fate is shortly to be decided by a planning inspector.

Posted 16:20 Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Boyne Road Clive Vale Cllr Godfrey Daniel Cllr John Hodges David Phillips East Sussex County Council fracking Hastings Development Management Local Plan Hastings Observer Keith Hollidge local wildlife sites LWS Nature Conservation Strategy Richard Price Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors SNCI
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Strip off? No thanks

The proposed strip club in Claremont mobilises the local community to voice their objections. Xaverine Bates explores the pros and cons of such a venture in the heart of the America Ground, Hastings.

Posted 22:38 Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: Hastings Observer Hastings Women's Voice JD Bar OBJECT riart Grrrls strip club

Wednesday 28 November saw developments about two iconic Hastings buildings, St Mary In The Castle and the former Observer Building on Cambridge Road.  The latter has been empty for decades and is the biggest derelict building in the town. Whilst the news about St Mary In The Castle looks potentially positive, campaigners from Hastings Trust expressed dismay at the relative lack of interest or action from Hastings Borough Council regarding the future of the Observer Building. HOT’s Built Environment columnist, Richard Hull, writing in an individual capacity, delves further into the depths of the arguments.

Posted 07:13 Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: Buckswood School F J Pasons Hastings Observer Hastings Trust Henry Ward Richard Hull SMIC
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