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Animal rights group launches campaign in Hastings

An animal rights group launched a campaign calling for the end of medical experiments on dogs by unveiling a billboard in Hastings last week.

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David Caffrey with Hastings Borough Council leader Peter Chowney

BAFTA winner backs Hastings Channel 4 bid

A BAFTA-winning director has given his backing to a bid to bring Channel 4 to Hastings.

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Firefighters raise fears over 'failing' IT system

A firefighters's union has raised serious fears over the use of a ‘failing’ IT system in East Sussex, claiming it has meant crews have been delayed when heading to life-threatening emergencies.

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VIDEO: Houses raided in modern slavery operation

Eight people have been taken to safety after a modern slavery operation described as the 'biggest and most complex of its kind' in Sussex.
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Channel 4 building in Horseferry Road, London (Credit: Tom Morris/Wikimedia Commons)

Hastings launches bid for Channel 4 'creative hub'

Hastings has launched a bid to become one of Channel 4’s new ‘creative hubs’, as the company moves ahead with plans to spread out from London.

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Jason and Stephen the Seagull

Missing cat reunited with Hastings family after 14 years

An elderly cat has been reunited with its Hastings family after going missing for almost 14 years.

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Dawn Penney and her guide dog Wallace

COUNTY NEWS: Garage apologises after 'unacceptable' guide dog row

A blind woman has spoken of her shock after she and her guide dog were refused entry to a petrol station shop in Sussex.

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Emergency services rescue woman from River Brede

Emergency services were called to Rye last night (Wednesday) after a woman was swept away on the River Brede.

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Teachers on the picket line outside of ARK Helenswood Academy. Photo by Jonathan Lee.

Hastings teachers take strike action

Teachers at a Hastings school are expected to begin a two-day strike action today (Wednesday, May 16) due to a dispute over working practices.
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Two arrested for alleged drugs offences

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing offences after an incident in St Leonards this morning (May 15).
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Police are growing concerned for missing Kerry Treamer from St Leonards.

Concerns for missing St Leonards woman

Police say they are growing concerned for the welfare of a missing St Leonards woman.

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Montag,of Wellington Road, Hastings, is wanted for failing to appear at Lewes Crown Court and Reading Crown Court for drug offences

Police seeking wanted Hastings man

Police are seeking a Hastings man who is wanted for arrest after failing to appear at court.

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Conservative candidate Matt Lynch has been suspended from the party.

Conservative candidate suspended ahead of election

A Conservative candidate has been suspended ahead of the Hastings Borough Council elections on Thursday (May 3), party officials say.
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Police warn of 'courier scams' in Hastings and Rother

Police are warning Hastings and Rother residents to be on the look out after receiving several reports of 'courier scams' in the area.

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Essenden Road surgery

Hastings NHS fraud suspects found dead abroad

A couple at the centre of an investigation into allegations of fraud at a Hastings doctors’ surgery are reported to have been found dead abroad, Sussex Police say.
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Richard Moughton, 59, of Fairstone Close, Hastings, was jailed for a total of seven years when he appeared at Brighton Law Courts on Friday, April 13.

Brave victim speaks out after paedophile jailed

A paedophile has been jailed for seven years after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two young girls over a 12-year period.

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Hastings Pier. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Pier group urgently seeking £1m to rescue ownership bid

A group seeking to keep Hastings Pier in public ownership says it has less than a week to raise £1 million or else it will be removed from the bidding process.

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Retired dentist fined for running illegal service

A retired East Sussex dentist has been ordered to pay more than £3,000 after pleading guilty to running an illegal dental service.

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Banned driver caught behind wheel moments after leaving court

A disqualified driver was caught behind the wheel just minutes after losing his licence at court hearing this week.

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