Two years in jail – former mayor’s ‘systematic act of dishonesty’

Hastings' former mayor Paul Smith has been sentenced to two years in prison for defrauding community groups in the town. Smith, 74, of Addington Grove, Lewisham, London, admitted four charges when he appeared at Hove Trial Centre earlier this month when sentence was deferred. Appearing for sentence today Smith's solicitor Richard Body said Smith was ‘deeply... Continue Reading →

Every reason for Hastings to be proud

Hastings mayor, and speaker of the Cinque Ports, Councillor Nigel Sinden, hosted ‘Speakers Day’ in Hastings last Saturday. There are seven Cinque Ports, and each year, in rotation, the mayor of one of the five head ports and two ‘antient towns’ (sic) is appointed as speaker. The speaker acts as chairman and principal representative of... Continue Reading →

One Hastings… many footballers!

It was a day of intercultural football at the Oval on Sunday as ten teams competed for top honours in the Hastings Intercultural Organisation (HIO) football tournament. Teams taking part included two from Hastings Borough Council (HBC). There was a team from Pestalozzi Village that included students from around the world and  Hastings Mosque fielded... Continue Reading →

Hastings Bengali Association summer festival

The Hastings Bengali Forum held their summer festival at the White Rock Theatre Hastings, last Monday. Special guests at the event included Councillor Nigel Sinden, Mayor of Hastings,Councillor James Bacon, Deputy Mayor of Hastings,Councillor Abul Kalam Azad, Mayor of Bexhill and Councillor Zulhash Uddin Mayor of Southborough Town Council. The festival was opened with the... Continue Reading →

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