Listen to local experts MPs tell department of health

Local MP’s including Eastbourne’s Caroline Ansell say they are ‘disappointed’ their constituencies have been placed in Tier 2 under the Government’s latest measures to combat Coronavirus. Ms Ansell, along with Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman, Wealden’s Nus Ghani and Sally-Ann Hart who represents Hastings and Rye say: “We share the disappointment of residents who […]

Eastbourne in tier two – find out what that means for you

The Government has announced that East Sussex – and that means Eastbourne – will be in Tier 2 (High alert) from Wednesday December 2nd when the current national lockdown ends. Tier two rules include: No household mixing. Rule of 6 applies outdoors. Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. The tiers will be reviewed every […]

Menopause – the burning issue

Former Eastbourne head teacher Jane Midwinter is the founder of HotWomenAtMenopause, an associate trainer with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and is a menopause coach.  She writes articles on menopause for women and their employers and is a member of the British Menopause Society. Next month Jane will launch a new column written specially for Hastings In Focus this […]

Inspectors full of praise for ‘oustanding’ Eastbourne care service

Dedicated staff at an Eastbourne care service are celebrating after being branded ‘outstanding’ in an official report. The hard-working team at QRC Dom Care, which supports adults with learning difficulties to live independently, was praised by the Care Quality Commission. CQC inspectors found staff were ‘exceptional’ at encouraging service users to live a full life […]

Eastbourne start-up at the forefront of full-fibre broadband revolution

An East Sussex start-up with its base near Eastbourne Station has secured substantial investment to bring hyperfast full-fibre broadband to Eastbourne and then on out to Hastings. Billed as the most profound infrastructure advancement to benefit residents and businesses in recent years, Eastbourne’s Lightning Fibre will build, install and operate the new full-fibre network, starting […]

Police: Drive to tackle knife crime and violence in Sussex gets underway today

A campaign to tackle knife crime and serious violence in Sussex has been launched today (September 14th).  Sussex Police, local authorities and community groups are joining forces to educate young people on the legal and personal consequences of carrying blades. Images and animations  will appear at busy locations around the county and close to schools to help raise awareness of the potential […]

Its about ‘personal responsibility’ says Sussex Police

Local Police say they will be encouraging people to play their part in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as changes to the government’s regulations come into force today (Monday September 14th). The regulation changes will limit gatherings to six people, except in a small number of circumstances including schools, workplaces and organised team sports. Sussex […]

Community Wise gets cash help to be Covid-safe

A community centre has been awarded £900 from local councillors to make the venue Covid-19 safe in line with government guidelines. Both Upperton and Old Town councillors put forward £450 each so that Community Wise in Ocklynge Road could reopen and continue to provide community services including a market and shop. Community Wise is a […]

Prolific burglar jailed after being caught on camera

A prolific burglar was caught on camera stealing cash, tools and building materials from a house in Eastbourne. Michael Stonestreet also stole a quantity of jewellery and other valuable items from a house in Hailsham, which he was linked to by his fingerprints. The 32-year-old child carer, of Butts Field, Hailsham, who has an extensive […]