Christmas News
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
PICTURE SPECIAL: Festive fun at St Leonards Frost Fair

PICTURE SPECIAL: Festive fun at St Leonards Frost Fair

Hundreds turnout to see the Frost Fair parade in St Leonards on Saturday (November 28).

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Top festive tips for cooking your turkey safely this Christmas

According to FSS, washing poultry is unnecessary as proper cooking kills harmful bacteria like campylobacter, and rinsing the raw meat will

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Festive Taste Test: Which supermarket makes the best Christmas pudding?

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Santa should cut down on sherry and mince pies, according to nation's leading GP

Santa may also suffer from alcoholism and work stress, the head of the Royal College of GPs said.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairwoman