Inside this week’s Hastings Observer (October 21)


The Hastings Observer is on sale today (Friday, October 21) and here’s what you can find inside:

The paper leads on Hastings Week and all the events to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Inside, we have eight pages of pictures from events including Hastings Bonfire, La Grande Promenade, National Town Criers’ Competition, the 1066 Way to Battle and the annual re-enactment.

Other news includes report and reaction from the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust going into financial special measures, and a team of parents dressing up as superheroes to make children feel safe following the ‘killer clown’ craze.

We launch our Campaign for Fair Taxation with a special report about changes to business rates and how this could impact on hard-working families in the area.

This week’s nostalgia offering seeing Ion Castro look at how the most famous hotel in Hastings rose from land that had previously been occupied by squatters who declared themselves to be ‘independent’.

In sport, the Observer leads on Hastings United’s recent goal-rush, with the U’s scoring 13 goals in four days.

The paper also includes the usual two pages of letters, ten pages of listings, puzzles and essential information.

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