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Life’s A Beach!

But Hastings Councillors Are Not Amused Lockdown regulations were further relaxed from yesterday (Monday 1st June) throughout England, with up to six people from different households permitted to meet together outdoors. Picnics, barbecues and sporting activities may take place both…
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Covid Conundrum

Why hasn’t Hastings gone viral? As of last Wednesday 13th May, according to Public Health England (PHE), 45 people resident in the borough of Hastings had tested positive for coronavirus since the beginning of March. That’s per 100,000 population, the…
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We Need To Talk

The message of Dying Matters Week To mark last week’s Dying Matters Awareness Week, Hospice UK has released new research findings which may surprise you.  Apparently 72% of bereaved adults would rather friends and colleagues “said the wrong thing” than…
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Medical Distancing

Media reports have been concentrating, as they will, on the sharp end of the coronavirus pandemic: on hospitalisations, on death counts, on frontline staff supporting positive-test patients, on individual deaths. However, as indicated by the personal testimony of a local…
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Escape from Goa

Bob and Linda Skinner live in Sedlescombe but spend the winter months regularly in Goa. Linda returned at the end of February as scheduled. Bob was due to fly back on 24th March. I heard from Air India that my…
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Covid Elopement

By Nadine Hayward We took off from Heathrow on 7th March, more relieved than concerned that we’d been allowed to fly to Los Angeles. There were mild concerns about Covid-19, but no travel restrictions in place, and we had big,…
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