More than 40 bid for carnival crown

MORE than 40 girls put themselves forward on Saturday, March 19, in a bid to become the next Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen and Miss Hastings.

Organisers of the annual event signed them up at an awareness day in Priory Meadow where visitors could find out more about the upcoming festivities.

There is still time to enter online via or at alunch being held at The Italian Way next Saturday (April 2).

The selection will be on Sunday, April 10, at the East Hastings Angling Club, Rock-a-Nore. More information is available on the website or from Lucie Hide on 07557 355954.

n Hastings Old Town Carnival is on Saturday, August 6.