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Sedlescombe Ladies Golf competition raises funds for Alzheimer’s

Sedlescombe Golf Club’s Ladies took the challenge of raising vital funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Their Lady Captain for 2017, Sue McGavin chose dementia East Sussex as her topic for the charity of the year. Following a nine hole Stableford competition, played in sunny conditions following overnight rain, Sue presented a cheque and cash totalling £1,334.50 to Alzheimer’s Society. Sue said: “It’s great to think that we have raised funds to help support people to live well with dementia. The Sedlescombe ladies have been very supportive in helping to raise money for this charity. So many families are affected by this devastating condition; we look forward to further research into a cure.”

British Airways research shows most people don't take two-week breaks

Workers fear two-week holidays are ‘frowned on’ by employers

More than a third of people living in the South East do not take a two-week holiday because they believe it’s frowned on and discouraged at their workplace, a study has shown.

The 13th hole of the stunning Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya

Fairway to heaven

As distractions go, the 13th fairway of the Stadium course at the PGA Catalunya golf course must be among the best in the world.
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Braybrooke area was home to a long established garage

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the Braybrooke Road area of Hastings.


PROPERTY: Superbly presented home in Hastings

PCM Estate Agents are delighted to offer for sale a unique opportunity to secure this very well-presented, three-bedroom, mid-terraced family home in the sought-after location of Laleham Close, within easy reach of bus routes giving access to Hastings town centre with its comprehensive range of shopping, sporting, recreational facilities, mainline railway station, seafront and promenade.

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Church ruins gained listed status after century of neglect

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes another look at St Helen’s Church ruins, believed to be one of the oldest surviving buildings in Hastings.

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Manhattan: An isle of joy

Reflecting on the words and music of two of New York’s most famous sons; lyricist Lorenz Milton Hart and composer, Richard Charles Rodgers ‘the great big city’s a wondrous toy, just made for a girl and boy, we’ll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy’....

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Ruined church is one of oldest buildings in Hastings

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the remains of one of the oldest buildings in the area.

Peter Kay has cancelled his forthcoming tour

Comic Peter Kay cancels tour - here’s how to get a refund...

Peter Kay’s first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’, the comedian has said.

Frosted Fairground at Dreamland in Margate

Frosty fun at the fairground

The run-up to Christmas can be hectic. There’s so much to plan for - presents, cards, visits to family and friends, not to mention getting to that carol service, nativity play and let’s not even talk about work…


Munich - where the past and the future sit comfortably side by side

Mention the word Munich and reaction can be varied - some will think of the world-famous Oktoberfest drinking festival, football fans may well talk about Bayern Munich and others will recall the 1972 Olympics.

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Delightful Dublin, the captivating capital of the ‘emerald isle’

Dublin, located at the mouth of the River Liffey, which flows into Dublin Bay and the Irish Sea, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and a truly enchanting city where the locals enthral visitors with an infectious sense of humour and an exuberant zest for life.

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Advertisements give insight to Hastings in the early 1950’s

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes another look at how local businesses advertised themselves in the 1950’s.


Video: Why Magaluf is a safer and more family-friendly destination

In November 2015, the Palmanove-Magaluf Hotel Association, Calvia Town Hall and Meliá Hotels International pledged to transform the area of Magaluf through a collaborative five-year regeneration plan.

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When Hastings was in thrall to the silver screen

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the golden age of the silver screen in Hastings and St Leonards.

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Come and discover what is going on at the Museum and Art Gallery

People are invited to come along and discover what treasures Hastings Museum and Art Gallery contains at a special event on 25 November 25 from 10am-3pm.

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1950’s advertisements show business was booming in post-war Hastings

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at advertisements for local businesses from the early 1950’s.

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Decimus Burton’s magnificent Quarry House was replaced by ‘hideous’ modern flats

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at Quarry House and the rise of Burton St Leonards.

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More light on the Bluebell enigma

Former Hastings Observer news editor and award winning member of Hastings Writer’s Group Sandra Daniels has shared a piece she researched and wrote about record breaking angler and musical composer Bluebell Klean.

Property: Period home that overlooks an ancient castle

Property: Period home that overlooks an ancient castle

Interested in a home that looks out directly over a castle? Well this house is for you.

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