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Come and discover what is going on at the Museum and Art Gallery

People are invited to come along and discover what treasures Hastings Museum and Art Gallery contains at a special event on 25 November 25 from 10am-3pm.

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1950’s advertisements show business was booming in post-war Hastings

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at advertisements for local businesses from the early 1950’s.

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Decimus Burton’s magnificent Quarry House was replaced by ‘hideous’ modern flats

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at Quarry House and the rise of Burton St Leonards.

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More light on the Bluebell enigma

Former Hastings Observer news editor and award winning member of Hastings Writer’s Group Sandra Daniels has shared a piece she researched and wrote about record breaking angler and musical composer Bluebell Klean.

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Property: Period home that overlooks an ancient castle

Property: Period home that overlooks an ancient castle

Interested in a home that looks out directly over a castle? Well this house is for you.

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Fifty years since tragic rail crash

This weekend will mark 50 years since the Hither Green rail disaster in which dozens of people lost their lives.

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Property of the Week: Perfect home for the keen walker

Property of the Week: Perfect home for the keen walker

Keen walker? Then this property is the perfect home, with idyllic walks from your doorstep.

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Local woman was angling legend

The hunt is on to discover the final resting place of Bluebell Klean - a Hastings character who was known for being an accomplished musician and composer as well as a brilliant sea angler.

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Basel - a city of contrasts

For those keen to take a break from the relentless stresses of life in the fast lane, consider a long weekend in Basel.

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Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat is given a helping hand from the charitys tractor as it is launched into the sea.

Charity pushes boat out for Rotary

Representatives from local charity Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat gave Rotarians an insight into the valuable work they do and received a cheque to bolster their funds at a meeting held at the Cooden Beach Hotel.

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Property of the Week: Four aces of grounds with Sussex-style home

A substantial Sussex-style property near Hankham village and set in around four acres of ground is on the market.
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Home was named after women’s trade union champion.

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at Hazelhurst, a convalescent home for those in the printing industry, which was situated off The Ridge.

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Rotarians administer polio vaccine to local residents at the Dr. Shankar Nath clinic and permanent polio immunization center in Mithipur, India. 20080423-24_IN

Rotarians fight for a polio-free world

Local Rotarians are among millions across the globe who spread the word about World Polio Day on Tuesday (October 24), raising awareness, funds and support to end polio.

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Ever wondered what the most used emoji is?

Millions of Brits baffled by half the functions on their smartphone

Brits are spending millions of pounds a year on tech - with features they NEVER use, according to research.

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Sailing on the Rhine in style

Ahoy there! All aboard the AmaPrima

For weary landlubbers yearning to escape the relentless pressures of life in the fast lane, AmaWaterways offers the ultimate retreat.

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The ‘upside down’ house that is a Sussex High Point

Chance conversations can lead to plenty of things but having your property designed by the architect behind the Burj Al Arab might not be one you would expect.

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Postmarked Oct 04 1907 Dorrie writes to her friend in Ashford This is a view of the baths belonging to the school Above the door a magnifying glass reveals UPLANDS SCHOOL and below it, in larger letters SWIMMING BATH. In its latter years the building had been painted white hiding the attractive brick detail but renovators are removing the paint revealing the original detail. Sadly the chimneys, roof finials and pierced parapet have gone. The date 1871 above the door must be when Uplands School extended the building.

The quality buildings that made their way up St Leonards’ West Hill

This week Ion Castro takes a look at the history of the eastern end of the West Hill in St Leonards

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Yellowmen’s tiring but successful trip to Kenya

The Rotary Club of Senlac’s Yellowmen are back from a recent trip to north-west Kenya, where their work is helping to improve the lives of those living in the Pokot region.

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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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Make sure to check your change for any old pound coins

Last chance to spend your old pound coins

Today is your last chance to spend the old £1 coin before it becomes worthless at midnight (Sunday, October 15).

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