Schools squeeze

Local schools facing further Tory cuts in 2020 There will be £1.5 million less spent on schools in Hastings & Rye next year – with the squeeze on budgets now reaching crisis proportions. In East Sussex as a whole, it is a loss of £11 million. The cuts, which affect 23 out of 30 schools […]

Food banks

Desperately low-paid drive sharp rise in Hastings food bank demand Hastings’ main food bank has just had its biggest October on record, with a sharp increase in those being referred for emergency food aid. The government’s cruel benefits system is driving thousands more to rely on food banks. And the situation this winter is getting […]