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Safer To Swim

Camber tragedies sparked RNLI lifeguard cover. Emma Harwood reports The Royal National Lifeguard Institution has been formally appointed by Hastings Borough Council to operate the Hastings beach lifeguard service for three years, following a successful pilot last year. In a separate…
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“Known for it”

In April this year Hastings was identified by the Office of National Statistics as having the third highest rate of deaths involving heroin and morphine misuse of all local authority areas in England and Wales. Only Blackpool and Burnley had worse records…
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The Best Plaice to Buy

Quality, value and better for the environment. Emma Harwood reports A campaign to create a Hastings Fish brand to encourage residents and tourists to buy fish caught locally and sustainably has been welcomed by the local fishing community. The brand will…
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Slave Labour: Who cares?

Police investigate Hastings-based agencies Reports. Emma Harwood Locally-based employment agencies which supplied staff to care homes in the Hastings area are being investigated for modern slavery crimes. The agencies are alleged to have been recruiting workers from Eastern Europe, mainly Romania,…
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