Free energy advice could save local people hundreds of pounds

Citizens Advice 1066 will be helping people in Hastings and St Leonards slash their energy bills by up to £300 as part of a series of special events for Big Energy Saving Week, which starts on Monday January 22.

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COUNTY NEWS: Oxford place for refugee who fled war-torn Syria

A Syrian refugee living in Sussex is celebrating after being offered a place at Oxford, two years after arriving in the UK in a frozen chip van.

Education news

One in three graduates in the South East say their degree is pointless

One in three graduates in the South East say gaining their degree has been pointless, new research shows.


Nominate teacher or school volunteer for Sussex award

Do you know a fantastic teacher or school volunteer whose dedication to their pupils is inspiring?

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Government funding to attract new teachers in Hastings

A scheme to encourage the best experienced professionals to swap the boardroom for the classroom is to be backed by government funding to expand into Hastings, School Standards Minister Nick Gibb announced this month.

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School supporting the Food Mission

A local Primary School has joined forces with Dom’s Food Mission to help fly the flag for the charity which helps provide meals for the homeless and struggling local charities.

Deadline looms for parents to apply for primary school places

Deadline day looms for parents to apply for primary school places in East Sussex

The deadline for parents to apply for their child’s primary school place is fast approaching.

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New Horizons pupils show skills as they enjoy kickboxing lessons

Four pupils from New Horizons School in St Leonards successfully completed their first kickboxing grading under the watchful eye of Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) chief instructor Carl Denne.

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Group of trainee teachers from Russia finish local college course

A group of trainee teachers from Russia recently completed a teacher training course at Sussex Coast College Hastings.

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Schools take on maths challenge

Schools including Bexhill College and Helenswood Academy took part in the Regional Final of the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge recently.

ACORN members following the successful negotiations

COUNTY NEWS: Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

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‘Outstanding’ rating across the board for Hastings nursery

A Hastings nursery has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas after an Ofsted inspection.

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More parents fined as part of controversial Get a Grip campaign

Parents in East Sussex have been hit with fines and costs of more than £17,000 as a crackdown on poor school attendance continues under the controversial Get a Grip campaign.

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COUNTY NEWS: Students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

County councillor Carolyn Lambert, Seaford mum Ella Lewis, and Kelly-Marie Blundell a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate outside County Hall on T uesday

Parents ‘offended too easily’ by Get a Grip school campaign

Defence of the controversial Get a Grip campaign to improve school attendance levels in East Sussex has been labelled ‘shocking’ by parents.

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Student Miriam sets the style in national hairdressing competition hairdressing

A hairdressing student from Sussex Coast College Hastings recently finished third at a national hairdressing competition in Birmingham.

Head of school Miss Amanda Jagot (left) and assistant head teacher Mrs Caroline Higgins (right) with Saxon Mount pupils

School has ‘rapidly improved’ since joining trust, Ofsted says

A special school has been rated ‘good’ with aspects of ‘outstanding’ in its first Ofsted inspection since opening as an academy.

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‘Get a Grip’ petition to be debated

A petition signed by more than 10,000 people which labelled a campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex ‘insulting and condescending’ is set to be debated.

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Dazzling boats Castledown pupils enjoy an art class on beach

Pupils from Ark Castledown academy were invited by local artist Jaye Ho, to sketch and design their very own Dazzle Ships on Hastings beach.

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University staff to strike over compulsory redundancies

University staff are set to go on strike this week over compulsory redundancies.

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