Listen to local experts MPs tell department of health

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

Can you identify this woman?

Police want to interview the woman in the photograph above about at least two incidents in East Sussex in which mobile phones have been stolen from shop staff. And officers believe she may also have been involved in similar recent thefts elsewhere in the county and in Kent. On October 6th two phones were stolen, […]

Menopause – the burning issue

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 month, in recognition of World […]

Inspectors full of praise for ‘outstanding’ care service

Dedicated staff at a 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 and […]

When The Dominator made his last stand…

It’s a year since Battle’s Stu Allen quit the professional wrestling ring after an illustrious 25 year career. Here are two videos, one filmed on the day of his retirement, the other, longer interview was recorded later and reflects on where his love of professional wrestling came from and how he became one of the […]

Police appeal: What issues are your top priorities?

Battle residents are being given the opportunity to help shape policing priorities by joining an Independent Advisory Group. Police in East Sussex want volunteers to provide feedback and advice on how the force’s actions are being interpreted by the public. And it’s hoped the move will help improve communication between officers and diverse groups within […]