Inside this week’s Hastings Observer (October 28)


The Hastings Observer is on sale today (Friday, October 28) and here’s what you can find inside:

We lead on a report from the inquest of journalist Sally Brampton, which found mental health professionals missed two opportunities to help her before she took her own life.

The two sons of a St Leonards woman who died after being found injured in the street have paid tribute to their mum, and we run an update on the 11-year-old boy who was in collision with a car at the weekend.

Other news includes a retired PE teacher’s encounter with Olympic heroes Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, objections to plans to build new homes on playing fields in St Leonards and MPs’ reaction to the decision to expand Heathrow Airport instead of Gatwick.

Our special report this week looks at the wonderful work of the Villiers Park Educational Trust, working with children from deprived backgrounds to help them achieve their academic potential.

This week’s edition also features a four-page launch guide to the Hastings International Musical Festival 2017, with details on how to enter.

Our nostalgia offering this week looks at the ill-fated Albany Hotel and we run two pages of pictures from an emotional service which saw school children join with veterans in paying their respects to war-dead.

We also have the usual nine pages of sport, nine pages of What’s On listings, two pages of letters, essential information and puzzles.

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