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St Leonards community hall’s makeover by unemployed young adults

A St Leonards community hall has been given a makeover thanks to dedicated volunteers from a project aimed at helping unemployed young adults gain skills.

University of Brighton, Hillbrow, School of Sport and Service Management. SUS-160712-155246001

University of Brighton speaks out over rail timetable changes

The University of Brighton has today raised serious concerns regarding the potential impact of proposed timetabling changes to services on Southern Railways’ Coastway East services.

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Rare chance to see Andrew Kotting’s Edith film

One of the few showings of Andrew Kotting’s Brilliant new film Edith is takes place on the film-maker’s home turf of St Leonards on Wednesday December 14.

Robin Redsull, one of the King's Church volunteers

Generous public’s donations to Hastings Foodbank

Generous residents have donated more than three tonnes of food this month for those in need.

Sussex MP Nusrat Ghani meeting with the Justice Secretary Liz Truss MP yesterday.

Killer drivers may face life sentences - following a campaign by Hastings Observer

Killer drivers who take lives through dangerous and careless driving may face life sentences for the first time under a dramatic toughening of sentencing powers.

Matthew Collett Leslie, of Catsfield Close, St Leonards, gets the train to Eastbourne every day before taking a bus to Heathfield Community College SUS-160712-110229001

St Leonards student’s education ‘affected’ by train strikes

A GCSE student from St Leonards who is made an hour late for school by the train strikes accused the rail union of affecting his education.

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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

Council tax. Stock image.

Hastings residents targeted in council tax scam

Hastings residents have reported being contacted by an organisation fraudulently offering them a discount on their council tax in exchange for an administration fee.

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Sussex Police officer sacked after testing positive for cocaine

A detective has been sacked from Sussex Police after testing positive for cocaine.


Festive treats for your home

Your home may also need a little attention over Christmas, with that in mind Melanie Adams, retail development manager at Brewers Home gives some tips on creating your perfect Christmas space.

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Show you care this Christmas

Bored of all the same old cards in the shops? Charlotte Pearson talks to a Hastings woman doing things differently.

Peter Vaughan in Game of Thrones SUS-160524-120537001

COUNTY NEWS: Tributes to Game of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan

Tributes are being paid to Sussex actor Peter Vaughan - best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge - who died this morning (Tuesday December 6), aged 93.

Reg Holdstock. Picture by Frank Copper

Hastings veterans bid farewell to squadron leader

Family, friends and veterans said their farewells to a former squadron leader on Thursday (December 1).

A train arrives at Gatwick Airport Railway Station

Gatwick Airport has busiest railway station in South East

Gatwick Airport has the busiest railway station in the South East region excluding London.

Fire at Gatwick causes train disruption

Fire at Gatwick causes train disruption

A fire on the track at Gatwick Airport disrupted rail services earlier today.

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South East Coast Ambulance Service

Ambulance service facing ‘eye-watering’ £40m underfunding

‘Eye-watering’ underfunding of Sussex’s ambulance service by £40 million next year would put ‘patients’ lives at risk’, according to paramedics.

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The Sussex Belle is visitng Hastings this afternoon

Christmas steam train on track to visit Hastings

A Christmas steam train will be chugging its way into Hastings this afternoon (Tuesday, December 6).

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Southeastern's new smart card The Key SUS-160612-112344001

Southeastern new smart card ‘a total waste of money’

Southeastern’s new smart card for train passengers is a ‘total waste of money’ according to transport campaigners.

Lorraine Clarke, executive principal of Ark Blacklands, celebrating with her pupils. SUS-160612-095813001

School shakes off special measures to be rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

A primary school in Hastings has turned around an ‘inadequate’ rating to be deemed outstanding in all categories by Ofsted.

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Police arrest 35 motorists in first five days of Christmas crackdown

Police have arrested 35 motorists in Sussex in the first five days of their Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.

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