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‘Outstanding’ rating across the board for Hastings nursery

A Hastings nursery has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas after an Ofsted inspection.

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Head of school Miss Amanda Jagot (left) and assistant head teacher Mrs Caroline Higgins (right) with Saxon Mount pupils

School has ‘rapidly improved’ since joining trust, Ofsted says

A special school has been rated ‘good’ with aspects of ‘outstanding’ in its first Ofsted inspection since opening as an academy.

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Working to raise awareness of hereditary breast cancer

A Bexhill woman who had a double mastectomy has posed for a charity photoshoot to raise awareness of hereditary breast cancer.

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Chris, Kirsty and baby Monty.

Hastings mum’s thanks to hospital staff for saving premature baby’s life

A new mum whose baby boy was born weighing just 1lb 9oz has spoken out in praise of the doctors, nurses and midwives who saved his life.

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Prince Albert Statue, Hastings town centre.  Kelly Stirling (far right), the great great grand-daughter of the sculptor of the statue of Prince Albert, pictured with the mayor of Hastings, Judy Rogers, and the Albert Statue Group. SUS-171030-150633001

Sculptor’s descendant visits statue

The great-great-granddaughter of Edwin Stirling, the sculptor who created the statue of Prince Albert, visited Hastings to view it in its new location.

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Organisers urged to use town’s pier

Hastings Pier is open for business and ready to re-establish itself as a key event venue on the South Coast, says Hastings Pier Charity.

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Medley of storytelling delights as festival reaches its big finale

The seventh Hastings Storytelling Festival reaches its climax this weekend, with a series of amazing events for adults and children.

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Campaigners for Hands Off the Conquest and Save The DGH outside the Royal British Legion, Little Common, in 2012.  Liz Walke, Stephen Lloyd MP, Cllr Mike Turner and Margaret Williams

Effects of cuts to maternity services revealed in survey

Almost half of East Sussex mothers who were transferred during labour ended up at the Conquest Hospital, a survey has found.

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MRI Scanner Appeal walk. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-171031-093300001

MRI Scanner Appeal inches towards target thanks to ramblers

The Pier to Cooden Beach Challenge, organised by East Sussex Healthcare Charitable Trust, has raised more than £2,500 for the Conquest MRI Scanner Appeal.

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Head of School Natalie Shuttleworth with some of the pupils at Torfield School

Delight as special school gets ‘outstanding’ in all categories

A special school has been rated ‘outstanding’ in every category by Ofsted inspectors.

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Hastings Pier Charity reacts to top award triumph

Hastings Pier has been the named as the UK’s best new building for 2017 after triumphing at the country’s most prestigious architecture awards.

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Christmas magic in store for town

With Christmas just around the corner, plans are being put in place to ensure that festive feeling comes to Hastings.

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Food charity supported by Queen of the Jungle

The 2015 winner of popular reality TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here... has pledged her support to a Hastings charity hoping to bring an end to food waste.

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Pier to host Hallowe’en bash on award evening

Hastings Pier will go head-to-head with five of the UK’s most extraordinary new buildings at the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize final in London’s Roundhouse tonight (Tuesday, October 31).

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Academy facilities to be available for use by community

A new partnership will enable local community groups to make use of sports and performing arts facilities on evenings, weekends and during school holidays.

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Pier to Pier walk in aid of Bexhill boy Jack Jeffreys. Photo by Derek Canty SUS-171018-090650001

Pier to Pier walk exceeds all expectations

The Hastings to Eastbourne Pier to Pier walk on Tuesday (October 17) in aid of four-year-old Bexhill lad Jack Jeffreys, exceeded all expectations.

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Sussex Coast College

Public consultation on plans to merge two colleges

Sussex Coast College Hastings and Sussex Downs College have announced their intention to merge to form a Sussex-wide college group, with effect from March 2018.

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Lauren Child, creator of popular children's characters Charlie and Lola

Children’s Laureate to share her stories at popular festival

With the seventh Hastings Storytelling Festival just around the corner, tickets are selling fast for one of this year’s hottest events.

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Plaque unveiled to mark old pier

The site of the now almost-forgotten St Leonards Pier has been highlighted by a display board telling its story in words and pictures.

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