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Harbouring Questions?

The Hastings Harbour Project has generated a lot of public interest. People are concerned about the impact it will have on the Old Town, its effect on the marine and coastal environment, what kind of jobs and homes it will provide – and much more.

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Blaise Tapp

Opinion: Rules are rules when it comes to uniforms

As somebody who adopts a permanently dishevelled look, I really don’t have much room to talk about the appearance of others.

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Rt Reverend Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Rejoicing in our shared humanity

I have been fortunate recently to attend events organised by followers of other faiths.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s September video log: First Sussex-wide service for victims of stalking

A support service for victims of stalking in Sussex is to be commissioned by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne following the success of a pilot project in Brighton & Hove to understand the demand for specialist support.

Crime
From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at college

Figures released this week showed that the number of people in Hastings and Rye claiming the key out of work benefits was down by 31% since 2010. This is over 1,000 more local people now earning a good wage and developing their skills.

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The late Duke of Richmond and Gordon with his wife the Duchess

An extraordinary and wonderful man

It is with great sorrow that we have heard the news that His Grace the Duke of Richmond and Gordon died on 1st September, after a short illness.

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The Borough Leader with Cllr Peter Chowney

Poor Hastings still has complex needs

This week, a report commissioned by the BBC from the Social Market Foundation was published, showing that the ‘economic gap’ between coastal and non-coastal communities is growing.

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The Conservative View with Cllr Rob Lee SUS-170623-111550001

Seafood and wine festival in full swing

After the August bank holiday, many seaside towns start to wind down as the end of the traditional ‘season’ looms, but not Hastings!

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Education to nurture virtue

It’s been a rather typical English summer.
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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Post Office must serve the community

Here in Hastings and Rye, as across the country, our post offices and our independent shops are part of our communities. They are at the heart of the villages, towns and cities they serve providing a range of vital services and a friendly high street to local residents.

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The Borough Leader with Cllr Peter Chowney

Celebrating our diversity with Pride

This Sunday, Hastings will see its first Pride Festival take place. It stems from Hastings Youth Council’s Pride event held last year, with a procession in the morning and events on The Oval during the day. The theme of the event will be ‘1967, The Summer of Love’ – the year when homosexuality was decriminalised. That was only 50 years ago, well within my lifetime. It seems astonishing now that society ever legislated against people’s sexual preferences, and sought to criminalise them for behaviour that presented no threat to anyone. In those days, all sorts of prejudices were legal, routine and encouraged: prejudice against LGBT people, minority ethnic communities, and women.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

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.

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The Brighton Pebbles group

Supporting parents across the county

Most new parents have had The Panic

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Keeping the internet safe and sound

The internet has been a wonderful development in our lives helping to keep us connected with friends and family, and making everyday tasks like shopping, banking, research and education more straightforward. Sometimes its reach is unlimited and its ability to make you feel connected is fantastic.

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Alexia Rowley

COLUMN: Why parents are the bright future of our workforce

Alexia Rowley on why parenthood improves your performance at work.

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The Borough Leader with Cllr Peter Chowney

Insourcing in fashion?

In June 2019, the council’s refuse and street cleansing contract will end. That’s much earlier than was intended, but it’s being terminated by mutual agreement, between the contractor and the four councils who are part of the same joint waste contract (Hastings, Wealden, Rother and Eastbourne).

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Cybercrime

COMMENT: Hidden threat of cybercrime under the radar – but no longer

The humble bobby on the beat is the traditional symbol of security.

Crime
David Farey

REV DAVID FAREY: Strong female leads help to tackle society’s sexism

So the news is out. 
The next Doctor Who is a woman! And what a storm it has kicked up! 
Every year about this time reported news descends into a silly season, and this year’s first brush with it is the storm created by the announcement that Jodie Whittaker is to follow Peter Capaldi as the thirteenth Doctor.

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etc Columnist: Louise Margaret

etc Columnist: Louise Margaret

Louise Margaret wonders whether her approach to dieting will take off.

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The Conservative View with Cllr Rob Lee SUS-170623-111550001

Our streets need to be cleaned up

High on the list of items people feel most concerned about locally, along with the outrageous and avoidable closure of the Harold Place Toilets, is the state of our streets.

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