Housing shortage

Kayleigh’s story: cramped and desperate victim of homes crisis This is the story of Kayleigh – featured in a Labour advertisement in the Hastings Observer in November 2019 – and told here in full for the first time. Home for Kayleigh, 33, and her three children – Rosie, 10; Alana, 2; and six-month-old Trent – […]

Crisis at the Conquest

Staff speak out about shameful cuts at our local hospital Nurses at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings are regularly working 60-hour weeks. This is because of a pay cap that has limited rises to just 1.5% per year. This puts extra stress on staff who are already under pressure in what is supposed to be a […]

Train pledge exposed

Autumn … and more Tory lies on the line The Tories would have to spend a vast amount of money – upwards of £20 billion – to create a faster rail service between Hastings and London. This is based on the £400 million-per-mile cost of the current HS2 project linking London to the North. Besides replacing track, […]