2010 REVIEW OF THE YEAR: November

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MORE than a dozen cars were set alight across 1066 Country as arsonists went on the rampage. Cars at The Ridge West Garage, Croft Road and Woodbrook Road were among those targeted.

THE crazy gold world championship took place on Hastings seafront. Local legend Tim ‘Ace Man’ Davies was among the favourites but couldn’t topple Chris Harding over the two day tournament.

A LORRY driver was caged after trying to smuggle £1.3million of cigarettes into the country. Benjamin Spicer, 33, of Strood Road, St Leonards, was caught with a haul of six million cigarettes after arriving from Dippe by ferry.

ASDA finally opened in Silverhill - creating up to 350 jobs in the process. Local shop keepers were angry at the extra competition, but councillors said the store would help regeneration and tackle unemployment.

TRAIN passengers were left fuming after a rail operator announced a ticket price hike. Southeastern told the Observer prices would increase by 7.8 per cent from January.

Sporting highlight: Two female rugby players were selected for the England Under 18 Talent Development Group. Nina Crowther and Deborah Harwood won through a difficult selection process to make it onto the prestigious squad list.