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Sussex Pier Sold to Private Business Owner Despite Mass Local Protests

June 18, 2018 |

Locals had come agonisingly close to raising sufficient funds.

Administrators for Hastings Pier in Sussex have sold the structure to a private businessman.

This comes after a series of protests held by group The Friends of Hastings Pier.

They had … Read More

Locals Outraged in Sussex Pier Ownership Dispute

June 14, 2018 |

A mass protest is to be held to keep the pier in local control.

Hastings Pier is currently under community ownership.

However, rumours have recently surfaced which suggest that it will fall into private hands.

It will allegedly be sold … Read More

East Sussex NHS Trust No Longer in Special Measures

June 6, 2018 |

The Trust had been heavily maligned in a 2015 report

The Eastbourne District General Hospital and Hastings’ Conquest Hospital are run by the East Sussex Trust.

Just 3 years ago, the Care Quality Commission placed the Trust in special … Read More

Police in East Sussex Combating Drug Gang ‘Cuckooing’ Tactics

January 26, 2018 |

Police in Hastings and Rother are at the forefront of wider efforts to tackle “county line supply of class A drugs” and “cuckooing” – the process whereby criminal gangs target the homes of vulnerable people in order to deal drugs … Read More

First Acts Released for Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival

January 9, 2018 |

Hastings’ answer to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras festival, Fat Tuesday is heavily inspired by the chaos and decadence of carnival, expressed through great food, music and partying. In its ninth year it will once again showcase a wealth of local … Read More

£500 Reward Offered For Information On Wanted Man Andrew Prince

December 4, 2017 |

Police are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Andrew Prince.

Andrew Prince, 20, unemployed is believed to be frequenting the Hastings area and is wanted in connection with a GBH that took place … Read More

‘It’s 2017, Not Everyone Has a Mum’: Author of The Girl With Two Dads

January 5, 2017 |

Mel Elliot from Hastings is an artist, author and local business owner. Pearl Power and the Girl With Two Dads is the third in her Pearl Power series and answers questions children might have about same sex parents.

Mel … Read More