Inside this week’s Hastings Observer (October 7)

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The Hastings Observer is on sale today (Friday, October 7) and here’s what you can find inside:

The paper leads on the story of fireworks intended for the Hastings bonfire night celebrations being stolen from a storage unit in Rye. We speak to the bonfire society chairman, who reassures the public the show will still go ahead exactly as planned. A fundraising page was set up to gather funds for the bonfire society in the wake of the theft.

Other news includes a teenager who fantasised about becoming a notorious killer being convicted of making threats to kill schoolchildren and a man being jailed after he was found guilty of carrying out a violent burglary at the home of Hastings-born champion clay pigeon shooter George Digweed.

We carry a double-page feature on The Big Sleep Hastings 2016 with photographs from the night and words from our reporter who took part alongside hundreds of others.

The paper previews Hastings Week, which launches tomorrow, and gives details of the inaugural Hastings and 1066 Country Cartoon Festival which was introduced to coincide with the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

There are also two pages of First Class photos, as youngsters settle into reception at schools across the area.

Our nostalgia offering this week looks at more aerial photographs of St Leonards, and there’s the usual pages of letters, puzzles, essential information and events listings.

Nine pages of sport leads on Hastings United’s boss Darren Hare speaking after the side came so close to pulling off an FA Cup upset midweek.

Also inside this week’s edition is the first voting forms for Pub of the Year and details of next week’s 1066 Community Awards.

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