2010 REVIEW OF THE YEAR: September

Sid Benyon
Sid Benyon

ED Miliband visited Hastings to drum up support for his tilt at winning the party leadership contest. The trip, which was organised by Hastings’ former MP Michael Foster, obviously did his chances no harm as the younger Miliband brother went on to win.

FROGMEN thieves pinched a torpedo tube from the wreck of a submarine which sank of the Hastings coastline. The 30kg hatch was discovered missing by English Heritage divers.

POPULAR local artist Sid Benyon died just days before the start of his first ever exhibition. The 54-year-old was well-known locally and would often lend a hand to other aspiring artists showcasing their work at the town’s Arts Forum gallery.

BONKERS council staff said Hastings had the chance to become the ‘New Florence’ after publishing a report which drew parallels between the Italian centre of renaissance and 1066 Country.

THE vicar at the centre of the sham marriage scams was jailed for four years by Lewes Crown Court. Michael Adelasoye, 50, of St Matthew’s Drive, and Vladymyr Buchak, 33 of Anglesea Terrace, joined Alex Brown, 61, of Blomfield Road in getting four year stretches.

Sporting highlight: Crowhurst Parl Cricket Club were crowned champions of the East Sussex Cricket League and announced they would make the step up to the Sussex County League the following season.