Heavy horses are making welcome return to Hastings Country Park

Frankie Woodgate and her heavy working horses Yser and Tobias made a welcome return to Hastings Country Park nature reserve last week.


A wheely great cycle festival

It was two wheeled fun in the sun for hundreds of cycling enthusiasts over the weekend when the 1066 Cycling Festival took place.

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Face-lift for flats to deter anti-social behaviour

The garden and environment of a block of flats has undergone a face-lift thanks to a joint effort by its tenants, the landlord, contractors and a grounds maintenance company.


Two thousand tonnes of rock deposited off Hastings coast

Around 2,000 tonnes of rock was unloaded off the coast of Hastings yesterday (Thursday, May 24).

L-R: Kim Deshayes, Rye Harbour Discovery Centre (RHDC) Appeal Director; Carole Nicholson, Chairman of the Sussex Wildlife Trust; Alastair Fairley, Chairman of the RHDC Appeal Board; and Graham Peters, Vice Chairman Sussex Region, South East Local Enterprise Partnership SUS-180516-144356001

Discovery Centre campaign calls for public’s support

The campaign to develop the new Discovery Centre at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve reached a key phase this week as it officially launched to the public.

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Seaside Awards and Blue Flag status for local beaches

Beaches in Hastings and St Leonards have been named among the best in the region.

Ramblers present award to Hastings.''L-R Kate Ashbrook (Chair Ramblers GB), Anthony Slack (Ramblers member), Judy Rogers (Mayor) and Peter Chowney (Leader of the council) SUS-180516-120835001

Old Town presented with Best Walking Neighbourhood award

Hastings Old Town was presented with the first ever Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award today (Wednesday, May 16).

Cllr Andy Batsford (centre) with Ashford Road residents Ken McEwan (left) and Mike Merriman (right)

Residents’ anger at lack of grass cutting in Hastings

East Sussex County Council’s decision to reduce grass cuts in Hastings has enraged residents in many areas of the town.


VIDEO: Basking shark spotted off the coast of 1066 Country

A basking shark has been captured on camera in waters just off the coast of 1066 Country.


VIDEO: Observer welcomes an unusual visitor to its offices

The Observer welcomed an unusual visitor to its offices last week.

Blubells in Thakeham

Bluebells springing into season in Sussex

Sussex is home to some of the most beautiful woodland areas that the country has to offer, and with spring well underway it means one thing – bluebell season is here.

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Ramblers campaign leads to new Battle Kissing Gate

Walkers from Battle Health Walks and Battle Ramblers made an inaugural walk through the new Kissing Gate at Mansers Shaw on a warm spring day last Friday.


Sussex eco homes wanted for showcase event

Eco homes are being sought to take part in a local energy campaign.

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Rare discovery of seahorse on Bexhill beach

Two local children made the rarer discovery of a seahorse on Bexhill Beach.

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Belgian delegation arrives to hear about St Leonards housing project

A group of 20 representatives from the Belgian Housing Authority, Zonninge Kempen were in St Leonards on Monday to learn about an energy advice and housing improvement project.

Waitrose in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Waitrose to scrap takeaway coffee cups

Waitrose is removing takeaway coffee cups from its stores.


COUNTY NEWS: Seabirds and fish killed by plastic wash up on beach

After discovering seabirds and fish killed by plastic on the beach, a dog walker has called for us to stop throwing rubbish in our seas.

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Gastro pub is at the heart of new regeneration project in Silverhill

A popular St Leonards pub is set to enjoy a new lease of life at the centre of a new regeneration project.

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Dozens defy the rain to get fit and clean up

Dozens of people enjoyed a free, 30-minute fitness session before taking part in a hour-long beach clean.

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Stone Age tools found as work on Country Park Centre commences

Stone Age tools have been found at Hastings Country Park during an archaeological monitoring process.

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