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Village Voice

Annual ball event will aid charities

An annual charity ball has raised thousands of pounds to help those who have suffered a stroke or been diagnosed with prostate cancer and raise awareness of the conditions.

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Lions donation providing Vicky with canine helper

A donation from Bexhill Lions Club to Canine Partners will be used to support a disabled lady from Bexhill.

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Open gardens at Fairlight help in the fight against coastal erosion

Fairlight opened 16 beautiful private gardens in the village to the public over a sunny weekend in June.

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Guides and Brownies enjoy day of discovery in London

Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members from St Leonards, Battle, Sedlescombe and Bexhill travelled to London for a festival held at Greenwich.

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Volunteers needed for St Helen’s ruins group

The Friends of Old St Helen’s Church are appealing for more people to join them.

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Hospice is looking for pianist to assist choir

St Michael’s Hospice is looking for a pianist to join its new Phoenix Choir.

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Barn dance will raise funds for bereavement charity

The Spinning Jenny Band are holding their annual Barn Dance as part of the Bexhill Festival of Music and will be raising money for a good local cause.

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Birthday Quiz helps charities

Jane Hart didn’t want a traditional 50th birthday party celebration choosing instead to host a charity quiz.

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Day out for veterans Joining in the pier celebrations

Members of Hastings and St Leonards Veterans Assocation enjoyed taking part in the official opening event at the transformed Hastings Pier in May.

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Village gardens open to help St Michael’s

Four beautiful gardens opened in Broad Oak and Brede in aid of St Michael’s Hospice on Saturday May 28.

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Church holding open weekend

Hollington Methodist Church is holding an Open Weekend from Friday June 10 - Sunday 12, prior to its merger with Park Road Methodist.

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Cemetery gives up its many secrets

A free guided walk around Hastings Cemetery takes place on Sunday June 5 at 2pm.

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Justin to scale Three Peaks to raise money for charity

A local man is to take on the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity.

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Thom Kofoed: Asda = H’AMAZING

Now that I’m a local celebrity (somebody the other day threw an empty can at me and called me a pansy-that still counts) it has come to my attention that people are desperate to know what I think about certain things.

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Keith Hehir Lynch: Through the night darkly

This is not a work of fiction...

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Keith Hehir Lynch: Snow is no joke for a cabbie

I’m comforted to see that Hastings council, my local ‘authority’ announced on Twitter that they will take a “sympathetic approach” to anyone that leaves their car in any of the car parks in Hastings because of the weather.

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Alison Levinson: Xmas survival guide

The festive season is approaching fast and I have had countless requests for help in negotiating through the minefield of parties and canapés. Many people who eat healthily most of the year go a bit mad during the Christmas party season and end up putting on loads of weight and waking up on January 1 with a terrible hangover and a nasty bloated feeling.

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Thom Kofoed: Who knew darts fans were so serious?

“I won’t sell them to you. They don’t suit your face,” said the tall lady in the opticians which is to remain nameless last Thursday.

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Thom Kofoed: When is a sport not a sport? When it is crazy golf. Or darts. Or snooker.

Apparently it was the Mini Golf Championships in the Old Town this weekend.

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Keith Hehir Lynch: Hunting Peter Kay

After years of research, I have concluded that customers of taxi drivers are ill equipped to fulfil their obligations of actually being a good “customer”.

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