Wasps and rodents on the rise in warm weather

It is looking like a bumper year for pests, with the heatwave providing perfect conditions for wasps, rats and mice to thrive, according to industry experts.

Pte Sean Benton

Soldier’s inquest set to conclude 23 years after his death

A Coroner will tomorrow deliver his conclusion in a fresh inquest into the death of young army recruit Private Sean Benton, who was found dead at Deepcut barracks in 1995.

Tendai Davis Smith. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-180716-143705001

Teenager jailed for dealing Class A drugs in St Leonards

A drug dealer who had established himself in the home of a vulnerable person in St Leonards – a practice known as ‘cuckooing’ – is now in prison.

The new Shannon class lifeboat set to come to Hastings later this year. Photo by Nathan Williams. SUS-180716-120612001

Work completed on new £1.2 million state-of-the-art lifeboat

Work to build Hastings RNLI’s new all-weather lifeboat is now complete.

Home Works team members

Homeless service shortlisted in national awards

East Sussex homelessness prevention service, Home Works, has been shortlisted in the ‘excellence in supporting people’ category at the national Homeless Link Excellence Awards.

Photos by Nazarin Montag

Supper, songs and some deeply-moving stories

Giles Duley is no ordinary man, and so it follows that his two-night take-over of St Mary in the Castle, to raise awareness of his charity The Legacy of War Foundation, was no ordinary event.

Mayor Councillor Nigel Sinden and deputy mayor Cllr James Bacon were on hand to offer their support

Charity and businesses team up for World Cup tournament

A charity supporting vulnerable adults to become physically active and eat more healthily celebrated the start of the World Cup with their own football tournament.

Denise van Outen and Kelly Brook at Burstow & Hewett, Battle. SUS-181107-132915001

PICTURES: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip films at East Sussex auctioneers

An East Sussex auctioneers welcomed two famous faces this morning (Wednesday, July 11).

Ongoing incident, Marina. Photo by Philip Gardiner. SUS-181107-131430001

UPDATE: Three bus passengers taken to hospital after collision

Part of St Leonards seafront was closed to traffic this afternoon (Wednesday, July 11) after a collision between a bus and a car.

Adam Persad. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-181007-135001001

Man jailed for intent to supply heroin in Hastings

A man has been jailed after being caught red-handed with heroin and cannabis in Hastings.

Cllr Andy Batsford trying out the new equipment at Summerfields Leisure Centre. SUS-180907-124900001

New leisure centre equipment impresses

A councillor took some time out to test the new equipment at Summerfields.

Darren Van Dyke. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police SUS-180907-101207001

Family’s bravery sees St Leonards burglar put behind bars

A burglar who was bravely tackled by a family in their own home has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.


Busy Hastings road to be resurfaced

Work to resurface The Ridge is to start this month.


PICTURE SLIDESHOW: Celebrating 70 years of our NHS

Today (Thursday, July 5, 2018) marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS).


PICTURE SLIDESHOW: Celebrating 70 years of our local NHS

Today (Thursday, July 5, 2018) marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS).

Ark Blacklands: Natalie Rankin, Head of School at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy (front) with pupils and (back, from left) teacher Felicity Parker, Daniel Clarke from East Sussex County Council's parking team and Jeremy Wassell from NSL SUS-180407-150247001

Pupils get creative to urge parents to park responsibly outside schools

Children from Hastings employed their artistic flair to raise awareness of parking issues outside schools.

A welcome sign outside Hastings Pier was ripped in half. SUS-180407-104613001

Pier owner’s disappointment at vandalism of welcome sign

A banner placed at the entrance to Hastings Pier in support of its new owner has been vandalised.

Home Works campaigned against the proposed funding cuts

Cut to homeless crisis service funding reduced from 50 per cent

A crisis service for homeless people in East Sussex has reacted to East Sussex County Council’s decision to cut its funding.

Police attending Hastings beach this morning (June 29) SUS-180629-145253001

Police establish identity of body found on beach

The identity of a woman who was found dead on the beach in Hastings is now believed to have been established, police have said.

Future First's alumni network

Project gets grant to improve young people’s job chances

An education charity is on track to set up a sustainable alumni network thanks to government funding.

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