Christmas News
Stillborn charity to help bereaved parents over Christmas

Stillborn charity to help bereaved parents over Christmas

Hastings Sands will be holding its annual Lights of Love service for bereaved parents to reflect during the difficult festive period.

religion and belief
First Christmas tree festival to support historic churches

First Christmas tree festival to support historic churches

A group in Hastings has found a rather Christmassy way to raise funds for the restoration of two historic churches.

Community
PICTURES: Appeal over headless Santa

PICTURES: Appeal over headless Santa

A store that staff claim is the ‘most decorated shop in Hastings’ is appealing for help for their headless Santa.

Local
Show you care this Christmas

Show you care this Christmas

Bored of all the same old cards in the shops? Charlotte Pearson talks to a Hastings woman doing things differently.

religious event
Hundreds enjoy Hastings’ Christmas ice rink launch

Hundreds enjoy Hastings’ Christmas ice rink launch

Hundreds of fun-loving skaters got a special treat as Hastings’ Christmas ice rink was launched with a feast of festive music and snow showers on Friday night (November 25).

Local
Get into the festive spirit with your local newspaper

Get into the festive spirit with your local newspaper

December is fast approaching and we want you the reader to help us mark the festive season in style.

Local
St Leonards girl visits lonely pensioners on Christmas Day

St Leonards girl visits lonely pensioners on Christmas Day

A St Leonards girl handed out hugs and presents on Christmas Day to elderly people at a day centre after being inspired by a TV advert.

Carousels
Hastings girl visits MP after winning Christmas card competition

Hastings girl visits MP after winning Christmas card competition

A girl in year three visited Westminster on Wednesday (December 16) after winning the competition to design the MP’s Christmas card.

Community
Hastings girl’s 24 acts of Christmas kindness

Hastings girl’s 24 acts of Christmas kindness

Most 10-year-olds’ idea of advent involves cardboard doors and chocolates, but not for Hastings’ Freya Gibbs.

Carousels
Man said ‘Merry Christmas’ as he left bag in Hastings

Man said ‘Merry Christmas’ as he left bag in Hastings

The man who left the suspicious package in Hastings said Merry Christmas as he did it, according to on-lookers.

crime, law and justice

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Walkers launch Christmas crisp flavours and one may not be to everyone's tastes

On Monday (15 Oct), the crisp giant Walkers also launched five other festive flavours – Turkey & Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Glazed

The most unusual food and drink advent calendars released this year

It may only be October but festive goodies are already starting to line store shelves, with a string of food and drink related advent calendars

Popular spirits retailer combines chocolate and gin to create an exciting new advent calendar

Craft56°, an online retailer specialising in Scottish craft drinks and gifts, has collaborated with Sugarsnap Chocolate & Confectionery

Iceland are selling what could be the weirdest Christmas themed crisps yet

The frozen food specialists are selling pine tree-flavoured snacks as part of their Christmas range for £1 a bag.Christmas tree flavour