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Meeting over new pier structure

Work on the new pier is due to be completed next year Credit: Hastings Pier Charity

The charity reconstructing Hastings pier are meeting today to discuss the importance of the structure to local heritage.

The rebuilding of the pier is well under way after it was destroyed by fire in 2010.

It is due to be completed next year.

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Heavy Horses Help in Hastings

When it comes to bashing the bracken - what you need are some hardy horses. And so visitors to a country park on the south coast, will see Exmoor ponies, some Ardennes horses, and wild cattle - all doing their bit for nature conservation.

As David Johns found out, it's all the idea of Hastings Council. Good for tourism, it told us and good for the environment too.

He spoke to horse owner Frankie Woodgate, Murray Davidson from Hastings Borough Council, and Anna Bogg from the Sussex Pony Grazing & Conservation Trust.


CCTV shows burglar smashing his way into museum

Do you recognise the man carrying out this burglary and violent robbery in Hastings?

At about 7pm on Sunday 14 June the offender smashed his way into The True Crime Museum at White Rock, spending several minutes using his feet and a hatchet to break open a door.

He filled bags with electrical items before leaving and turning his attention to the Pig in Paradise nearby.

Again the man smashed his way in through a rear door but this time he was confronted by a female member of staff inside. The man forced the 61-year-old woman to the ground, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her outside the pub before threatening her with the hatchet and forcing her to hand over more than £100.

"This was a terrifying incident for the victim and we are determined to find the man responsible. The man spent several minutes breaking into the museum and must have made a lot of noise so I am appealing for anyone who was in the area and heard what was happening or who saw a man acting suspiciously around the seafront pub entrance or the nearby fire escape access in Prospect Place before the attack. If you know anything at all, please contact us."

– Detective Sergeant Paul Graham

The crazy world of crazy golf - but who won?

This weekend may have featured the Champions League and French Open Finals but the sporting event 'par excellence' was to be found in Hastings.

That's where the fifth international World Adventure Golf Masters was staged - with Great Britain vying for supremecy against the Germans.

You'd have been crazy to miss it, but who won?

Andy Dickenson found out and spoke to Sean Homer, captain of the Great Britain squad, Pasi Aho of the World Mini Golf Federation, Melanie Hammerschmidt from Germany and Dr Surha Yeodikar of India.

Meet the stars of the Crazy Golf World Cup

The eyes of the world - at least the world of crazy golf fans - are on Hastings this weekend for the fifth international World Adventure Golf Masters.

Germany won last year but plenty of other countries are getting into the swing of this unique tournament, as Andy Dickenson reports.

He speaks to Great Britain captain Sean Homer, Sweden's Peter Eisenschmidt, Pasi Aho, director of the World Mini Golf Sport Federation, Germany's Melanie Hammerschmidt and current champion Oleg Klassen, as well as Dr Surha Yeodikar of India.


Woman arrested after Hastings seafront crash

A woman has been arrested after her car crashed into a lampost and a parked car on Hastings seafront.

The collision happened on Monday night at 11.10pm on the A259 Carlisle Parade - near Robertson Terrace.

The 28-year-old woman who was driving the car was left with minor injuries and the 44-year-old man in the car was unhurt.

Both cars were badly damaged.

Witnesses are being asked to contact Sussex Police on 101.

Suspected chemical incident in Hastings

The emergency services have been dealing with a reports of a suspected chemical incident on Brook Way in Hastings.

A shipping container from China had been delivered to an address. As staff unloaded the container, they disturbed some dust, believed to be either a fumigant or a stowaway deterrent. The substance irritated their eyes, skin and throats.

Staff went into the open air and their symptoms subsided.

Two fire engines from Bohemia Road and The Ridge in Hastings were sent to the scene along with two officers. Around 30 people including two firefighters were undergoing decontamination as a precautionary measure. The building is secured and will be cleaned.

– East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
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