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Van driver dies in A28 collision

A driver has died and another is seriously injured following a road traffic collision on the A28 today (Thursday July 19), Sussex Police said.

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Pte Sean Benton

Deepcut soldier’s death was suicide, coroner says in critical verdict

Young army recruit Private Sean Benton’s death was suicide, an inquest into his death has ruled.

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Robert Kershaw, Romany Burns, James Morris and Liam Conway. Picture supplied by Sussex Police

Four men wanted in connection with St Leonards fire investigation

Police want to speak to four men after a woman had to be rescued from a fire at a house in St Leonards.

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People's Pier protest on May 13. Photo by Frank Copper

Community group seeks parliamentary inquiry into Hastings Pier sale

A community group which sought to keep Hastings Pier in public ownership has requested a parliamentary inquiry to look into the sale of the popular landmark.

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Maisie Doswell was diagnosed with the rare genetic condition Myhre syndrome two and a half years ago

Teenager risks going blind to relieve severe headache pain

A teenage girl has undergone an operation which risks her going blind in order to relieve pain brought on by a rare genetic condition.

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Maisie Doswell was diagnosed with the rare genetic condition Myhre syndrome two and a half years ago

Rye teenager risks going blind to relieve severe headache pain

A teenage girl has undergone an operation which risks her going blind in order to relieve pain brought on by a rare genetic condition.

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More than 50 guests turned out to celebrate the surprise wedding. Picture: Web Photo UK Photography

Hastings wedding – no one told the bride!

A Hastings woman got married in the most unique circumstances over the weekend...as she was unaware she was going to be the bride.

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Amanda Philpott, chief officer at both Hastings and Rother CCG, and Eastbourne, Hailsham, and Seaford

Hastings CCG facing ‘serious financial challenges’

Two East Sussex care commissioning groups (CCG) have been placed in financial measures after finishing the year with a combined financial deficit of £37 million.

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Julia Hilton (front left), Amelia Womack (front centre) and Nigel Sinden (front right) at the petition hand-in. Picture: Hastings and Rye Green Party

Hastings Green Party calls for harbour development to be rejected

The Hastings Green Party has handed in a petition containing more than 1,100 signatures rejecting plans for a harbour development in the town.

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RNLI lifeguards practice rescuing kitesurfers. Picture supplied by the RNLI

Camber lifeguards practice kitesurf rescue after serious incident

RNLI volunteer lifeguards at Camber Sands have been practising the most efficient way to handle a kitesurf rescue after a kitesurfer was seriously injured at the beach last year.

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The six week Go Wild! toddler course is in danger of finishing for good due to a lack of funding. Picture: Tamsin Pankhurst

Mum makes plea to save ‘wonderful’ Hastings toddler group

A mum-of-two has appealed to charities, companies or individuals to protect the future of a free outdoor course aimed at pre-school children.

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St Leonards landlord fined £8,000 for 16 offences

St Leonards landlord fined £8,000 for 16 offences

A landlord has been fined more than £8,000 for a total of 16 offences under the Housing Act, according to Hastings Borough Council.

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Hastings Borough Council said the increase in the number of people living in temporary accommodation was 'well predicted'

Rise in people living in temporary accommodation due to ‘systematic erosion of funding’

The number of people living in temporary accommodation in Hastings has increased by almost 25 per cent in the past 12 months, according to figures released by homeless charity Crisis.

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Priory Meadow shopping centre, Hastings

Shopping centre improvements after new Primark opening delay

A number of improvements have been planned at Priory Meadow as the shopping centre prepares for the delayed opening of Primark, a spokesman said.

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Taylor Clarke, Connor Mackay and Grant Searle are believed to be committing offences together while being sought, police said. Picture supplied by Sussex Police

Four-figure rewards offered for three men wanted in Hastings

Police in Hastings have offered a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of each of these three wanted men.

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Sheikh Abid Gulzar pictured on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders

Residents to notice changes to Hastings Pier ‘very quickly’

The new owner of Hastings Pier said residents would see changes to the popular landmark ‘very quickly’.

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Revealed: Rent in Hastings increased by £125 in six years

Revealed: Rent in Hastings increased by £125 in six years

Rent on a two-bedroom property in Hastings rose by approximately £125 in the six years to 2017, figures have revealed.

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Hastings has the highest female smoking rate in England

Hastings has highest female smoking rate in England

Hastings has the highest female smoking rate in England, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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