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East Sussex wildfire warning: emergency service promotes new campaign during hot summer weather

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has announced it is encouraging Sussex to be #WildfireReady ahead of the summer holidays.

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Fast times for Hastings Runners at Woodchurch Running Festival

Its inclusion in the Hastings Runners Club Championship saw the Woodchurch Running Festival attract a significant clan of green-and-black clad racers to Kent last Sunday.

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Levelling up the 5k field brings glory for racing heroes

Hastings Runners’ annual Summer 5k Handicap is a great advertisement for the club.

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In 35 pictures: Abba tribute headline as Bexhill steps back in time to the 1970's

Bexhill was transported back to the 1970’s on Saturday with a day long celebration of music and nostalgia topped off with an Abba tribute band.

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St Leonards man jailed for multiple sexual communications with children

A man from St Leonards who preyed on young girls using an online messaging app has been jailed, Sussex Police has confirmed.

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In 70 pictures: Hastings Pirate Day creates amazing spectacle

Pirates took over Hastings on Sunday for what has become one the most colourful events in the town’s calendar

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Little and large characters draw visitors to Hastings show

Visitors admired plants large and small when a Hastings community hub staged a Cactus and Succulent Show on Saturday (July 20).

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Hastings Brick Fair calling all Lego fans

Calling all Lego fans! Come along for a great day out and a chance to grab some bargains.

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Ten years of The True CRIME Museum

This year, The True CRIME Museum on Hastings seafront invites you to celebrate its tenth birthday.

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Latest results from Guestling Bowls Club

Fairlight 59, Guestling 74

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How the old Observer building was rescued and plans for its future

As the old Observer building marks its centenary year, the architects and main contractors involved in the plan to restore the Hastings town centre landmark have explained how the work has progressed so far and what is envisaged for the future.

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Changeable conditions test Hastings sailors' skills

A range of conditions confronted sailors in the second Sunday of racing of the Late Summer Series at Hastings & St Leonards Sailing Club.

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Hastings school lodges complaint with coach firm after video shows driver swearing at children

Video footage of a coach driver’s expletive filled outburst toward school children has led to a complaint being made by Alexandra Ark Academy.

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2024 Norah Sande Award winners announced in East Sussex

A weekend of outstanding piano recital performances saw Royal Academy of Music graduate Jamie Cochrane awarded the 2024 Norah Sande Award at the Birley Centre in Eastbourne.

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£55 million Funding Gap in County Council Finances

PAUL MCLAUGHLIN East Sussex County Councillors were presented with a bleak financial report for the year ahead at a meeting of the full council last Tuesday (9 July). The annual State of the County report set out a detailed analysis […]

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A Vote for Change

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Councillor John Rankin Defects to Labour

John Rankin has joined the Labour Party and will take the Labour Whip when he next sits in the Hastings Borough Council chamber. The Conquest ward councilor was first elected to the council in 2016 as a Conservative and he […]

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WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

Letter Future of St Mary Dear HIP Christopher Cormack is right (Letter in HIP 255): St Mary-in-the-Castle is a gem, which is being allowed to fall into disrepair whilst available funding is destined for the ruins of Hastings castle. How […]

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County Council Hires Fresh Contractors to Complete Link Road

HUGH SULLIVAN The Queensway Gateway link road is set to be completed by fresh contractors. It was originally to have been opened for traffic in 2016 but an unfinished section has been stalled for eight years by wranglings over land […]

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Ore Community Library Safe and Secure

Ore Community Library has secured a 20-year lease to secure its future and ensure it will remain a community cornerstone for years to come.  The library was closed in 2018 following a series of East Sussex County Council budget cuts […]