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Friday, 5th March 2021, 6:00 am
Today's front page of the Hastings and Rye Observer SUS-210403-120935001

In this week’s paper we feature the story of a Hastings mum, who wants to thank two women who helped rescue her one-year-old son from a stream at Alexandra Park.

Developers have also put forward plans to build four zero carbon eco-homes in St Leonards, which have attracted local opposition. The full story can be found in today’s Observer.

A St Leonards mum has also spoken of her anguish this week, as she could not see her terminally-ill son on what may be his final birthday.

Tributes have also been paid to a teacher and Olympic torch-bearer. The full tribute from his family can be found in today’s Observer.

Our two-page feature this week tells the story of twin sisters who were taken to court and sued after naming their alleged sexual abuser on social media.

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