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Magistrates Court results

These are the results from Hastings Magistrates’ Court for April 9 - April 11.

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Bexhill baby born in Conquest Hospital car park

A mother ended up giving birth to her baby daughter in the Conquest Hospital’s car park on Sunday (April 15).

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Hastings Pier. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Pier group urgently seeking £1m to rescue ownership bid

A group seeking to keep Hastings Pier in public ownership says it has less than a week to raise £1 million or else it will be removed from the bidding process.

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Festival to bring history to life at museum

A Sussex museum is giving members of the public the chance to travel back in time at an immersive history festival.

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Left to right, receptionists Wendy Brown and Sue Hollis with practice nurse Linda Astell

Doctor’s surgery returns to Marlborough House after 2013 fire

A doctor’s surgery and pharmacy has reopened in its former home after a devastating fire in 2013 forced it to be relocated.

Health

5 things employers should know about dealing with hot weather in the workplace

WITH the temperatures heating up, it can be a sweltering time for employees who are stuck behind their desk all day.

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Cat found at Hastings caravan park had been shot twice with airgun

A stray cat who started to get ‘wobbly’ on her back legs is being cared for by the RSPCA after vets found she had two airgun pellets lodged in her body.

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The Bridge of Light in memory of the Shoreham Airshow crash victims. An RIP candle is left

COUNTY NEWS: Shoreham airshow pilot enters not guilty plea at court

The pilot involved in the Shoreham airshow tragedy has entered a not guilty plea to 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

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Most diverse Carnival Court ever

Hastings Old Town Carnival made history at East Hastings Angling Club last Sunday by selecting its most diverse carnival court ever.

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Lady Colin Campbell arrives Worthing Magistrates' Court. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Lady Colin Campbell walks free from court as speeding charge dropped

I’m a Celebrity star Lady Colin Campbell walked free from court after prosecutors dropped a speeding charge against her.

Crime
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Hastings hosts world crazy golf championships again

Players of any ability are invited to enter this year’s World Crazy Golf Championships at Hastings Adventure Golf on June 9 and 10 the competition.

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Amber Rudd MP

MPs welcome Sussex Police’s ‘enormous recruitment drive’

MPs Huw Merriman and Amber Rudd have welcomed as ‘good news’ Sussex Police’s announcement to recruit 200 more police officers – a move described as an ‘enormous recruitment drive’ by the force’s chief constable.

Politics
Richard Foster

Ambulance chairman to step down

The chairman of Sussex’s ambulance service is to step down just a year into the job due to health reasons.

Health

COUNTY NEWS: How police tackle youth crime in wake of teen double-stabbing

After months of vandalism and petty crime, a stabbing in a Sussex town centre which left three teens injured and another in court has brought the issue of youth crime into sharp relief. Dealing with it is more than just a police issue, as reporter James Butler found out.

Crime
Daryll Rowe (Photograph: Sussex Police)

COUNTY NEWS: Life sentence for man who deliberately infected men with HIV

A ‘dangerous’ man who set out to deliberately infect men in Sussex with HIV has been handed a life sentence, police said.

Crime
The Lloyds Bank branch, in Silverhill, St Leonards, will close in July 2018. Picture: Google Maps

Lloyds Bank branch in St Leonards to close for good

The Lloyds Bank branch, in Silverhill, St Leonards, will close later this year as part of plans to close 49 branches nationwide as customers switch to online and telephone banking.

Business
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Free creativity club for kids takes a different approach to being arty

A new, free after-school creativity club, launched last year, is inviting local primary school children to join them.

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TOWIE stars were at the pier yesterday

COUNTY NEWS: TOWIE stars spotted in Sussex

Stars from BAFTA-winning reality show The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) are filming in Sussex this week.

Offbeat
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Chip pan fire in St Leonards sparks safety warning

A chip pan fire in St Leonards has highlighted the dangers of frying, says East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS).

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Sussex Coast College merger has been completed

The merger between Sussex Coast College Hastings and Sussex Downs College has now been completed.

Education
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