Community invited attend a final ceremony for the Ghost of Dunkirk

Saturday August 19 sees the final ceremony for the historic Cyril and Lilian Bishop Lifeboat taking place at her dry dock opposite All Saints Church.

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Country Show promises great day

Rye and District Country Show on Saturday August 19 promises a great family day out and will raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice.

Sirona - belly dance workshop for Hastings Pride

Amazing dance workshop in lead-up to Pride 2017 parade

The organisers of Hastings Pride which launches tomorrow announce a “fantastic” opportunity to be part of this year’s parade and even the possibility of taking part in the opening ceremony.

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

Will manager Chris Hughton be applauding a win on Saturday?  Picture by Phil Westlake  (PW Sporting Photography)

Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion - live blog

Brighton and Hove Albion make the trip to the King Power Stadium on Saturday as they face Leicester City.

From broken bones to new beginnings

From broken bones to new beginnings

WHEN Tim Bennett was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis and was forced to give up work, he knew he needed something else to occupy his time.
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Two-goal Nathan Lopez plays the ball forward during Bexhill United's 7-0 win away to Oakwood last weekend. Picture courtesy Mark Killy

Bexhill not getting carried away by ‘perfect’ start

Bexhill United Football Club isn’t getting carried away by its ‘perfect’ start to the new season, according to manager Ryan Light.

Hove is ready for an exciting night

Jordan: Home crowd can help Sharks get over the line

Chris Jordan is hoping home advantage in their last game this evening (Friday) can make the difference to Sussex Sharks’ bid to reach the knockout stages of the NatWest T20 Blast.

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Bereaved Eastbourne mum’s heartbreak over treatment at Conquest Hospital in St Leonards

A heartbroken mum and her partner say they were treated ‘without any dignity or respect’ at the Conquest Hospital when she gave birth to their stillborn son.

Team leader Gary Spray (left) with Michael Watson, clinical team leader

Company’s donation will buy a new responder for life-saving volunteers

The Park Lane Group has made its largest donation to date as part of its community fund giveaway.


Alibi get a slot at major UK festival

In the space of two years, indie-rock band Alibi have not only broadened their discography and sound, but also their horizons.

The Rt Reverend Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Hosham

Contributing to a bigger story

The film ‘Dunkirk’ is presently packing people into our cinemas.
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East Sussex third in top counties to retire to

East Sussex third in top counties to retire to

If you want to retire then East Sussex is only the third best place, according to Prudential’s latest Quality of Retirement Index.

Traditional Bengali dancing. Picture by Roberts Photographic

Festival in St Leonards celebrates Bengali culture

Members of Hastings and Rother Bengali Forum held their annual summer festival in St Leonards at the weekend, which drew in scores of visitors.

Muriel Matters House

People urged to reply to voter registration form

Hastings Borough Council is asking residents to look out for a form asking them to check and update details listed for their address on the electoral register.

Kid Kapichi

Weekend to kick off series of events leading to Hastings Pride festival

This weekend marks the official start of Hastings Pride week, culminating with a colourful parade and festival next Sunday (August 27).

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Schooling can open a world of opportunity

Students across the country have now received their A-Level results and are busy making important decisions about their future. However, the nervous wait continues for a few more days for those awaiting their GCSE grades. I would like to send my best wishes to all those in Hastings and Rye who are receiving their results this year.

Hastings Observer letters

Hope club takes note of concerns

From: David Tyler, Wrestwood Road, Bexhill

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Hastings Observer letters

Compassion is not a weakness

From: John Dawes, St Helens Road, Hastings

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Hastings Observer letters

Thanks to those involved in event

From: Anne Scott, Chairman, Old Hastings, Preservation Society

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