A gang of men have been convicted of tying up a student and torturing him to try to make him hand over money.
Campaigners against plans to build a link road between Hastings and Bexhill say they will take "direct action" if the scheme continue.
The owner of two dogs has pleaded guilty after they attacked 10 people in Hastings.
One person has been taken to hospital after a major fire in the Old Town area of Hastings last night. At it height, 40 fire fighters tackled the blaze at property on Marine Parade which broke out just after midnight. The fire badly damaged the roof, the first and second floors of the building.
The building - which is in a row of seven terraced properties including homes and shops - is unsafe and a structural survey is being arranged. Crews remain at the scene. Traffic disruption is expected.
There was a major fire last night in the Old Town area of Hastings in East Sussex. The cause of the blaze is not yet known, but many residents were evacuated as fire crews fought the blaze. More details to follow.
Victory for Labour in the Hastings local council elections; runner-up place to the Conservatives but not such a good result for any of the other parties.
David Johns has our round-up, talking to Cllr Jeremy Birch (Lab), leader of the council; Cllr Robert Cooke (Cons); and Ralph Steven Atkinson from UKIP
In Hastings, half of the seats were up for election. At the end, Labour not only held onto control of the council but gained a seat as well, while the Conservatives lost one. UKIP, which showed a strong second place in many of the wards, nonetheless lost its only seat on the council.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called out today (21st May) to reports of two people stuck in water in a culvert at Cinque Ports Way in Hastings.
An emergency call was received at 14.10, leading to a multi-agency response.
Crews from Bohemia Road and The Ridge fire stations attended the scene, with the aerial ladder platform being requested to assist.
Firefighters worked alongside Sussex Police, the Coastguard and Southern Water to search the area. As of 18.30 nothing had been found.It is expected that a further search will be made at low tide around midnight.
A lifeboat has been launched from Hastings to search the coastline following reports that two people may be missing. Dover coastguards say they are working with East Sussex Fire & Rescue service.
Tens of thousands of bikers are descending on Hastings for a festival that now rivals the famous Isle of Man TT races.
The number of bikers taking part in bike1066 has rocketed from 6,000 in 2010 to 32,000 in 2013 - that's only 2,000 less than the TT. And it's doing wonders for tourism.
A gang of men have been jailed for tying up a student and torturing him in Hastings to make him hand over money.
Sam Simon lured the 21-year-old victim, who was his friend, to a house in Hastings before they tied him up and gagged, kicked and beat him with a hammer.
They then stuffed him into a body bag and threw him into a car where they discussed burying him before they assaulted him.
The victim suffered broken teeth, cuts and severe bruises and had to be treated at Conquest Hospital.
Jowad Ghemati then approached the victim and offered him thousands of pounds to drop the case.
Detective Sergeant Michael Burnage said: "Sam Simon lured his friend to his home with the sole intention of torturing and robbing him.
"The victim was both assaulted and left terrified that he was going to be murdered - a level of cruelty that seems inexplicable at the hands of someone he believed was his friend. A later attempt by one of the group to intimidate the victim into dropping the case thankfully was unsuccessful."
The Hastings railway line has reopened after a series of landslips but there are still delays. Tom Savvides has reaction from passengers, Southeastern, MP Amber Rudd and Network Rail.