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, […]

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 […]