Qualisea founder Michael Cosma dies

When we moved to East Sussex in 2001 it was a delight to find the Qualisea fish and chip restaurant, we’d never seen anything quite like it before and over the years we have been there umpteen times writes Stuart Baillie. It was therefore with great sadness that I read about the death of its […]

Ansell thanks Chancellor for ‘listening to my views’

Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell has welcomed the Chancellor extending the VAT reduction to five per cent until September in yesterday’s Budget. Ms Ansell has been campaigning for months to ensure the reduction continued. VAT will only taper up after September when an interim rate of 12.5 per cent will continue for another six months, […]

Increased reward for information on Kesley Searle

Police in East Sussex have increased from £500 to £1,000 the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of 26-year-old Kesley Searle. Searle is wanted for recall to prison having broken the terms of his release licence, and a reward of £500 was originally offered in January for information leading to his arrest. Detectives […]

Sussex Police pledge to continued commitment to racial equality

Sussex Police has continued its commitment to racial equality by signing up to the Race at Work Charter. The force is now a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter, which launched in partnership with the UK government in 2018 with a view to improving the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic […]

Can data be used to predict lottery numbers?

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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 […]