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Jailed for burglary A St Leonards man is starting a prison sentence totalling 11 years for burglaries in St Leonards and Peasmarsh last September. William Ripley, 42, of London Road, St Leonards, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday April 4th, for aggravated burglary at a house in St Leonards and a further burglary... Continue Reading →

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Those were the days my friend – but today’s not so bad either!

Hastings means so many things to so many people. This series of articles began with one young man explaining his hopes and fears for his hometown and here Irmina Corder explains why she has come 'home' to Hastings, after 50 years, having been one of the town's 'hysterical, backcombed, swirling-petticoated teenagers' in the 1960s. This... Continue Reading →

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Lock it when you leave it!

Sussex Police are encouraging moped and motorbike riders to protect their vehicles from would-be thieves. The campaign, advises riders to 'lock, chain and cover your bike', whenever they are parked. Moped and motorbike thefts saw a rise in Sussex during last summer and towards the end of 2018, with various operations being put into action... Continue Reading →

Ports nudged out in thrilling match

St Leonards CP 17 Sittingbourne 21 (HT 7-0) After Ports record breaking win against Sittingbournes 3rd XV, the return fixture was a very different experience as Sittingbourne brought a strengthened and combative team. The early exchanges were brutal but no side could take control. Max Olujobi who the opposition had identified as a danger man... Continue Reading →

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