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Concerns raised after pet pigs dumped in woodland

The RSPCA said concerns have been raised for the welfare of a family of Kunekune pigs after they were found ‘dumped’ in Brede High Woods this week.

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Katrina Roberts donated a kidney to save a two-year-old boy she had never met

Northiam woman donates life-saving organ to two-year-old

A woman from Northiam has spoken of the ‘incredible feeling’ of donating a life-saving kidney to a two-year-old boy she had never met.

Health
Hastings Pier. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

COUNTY NEWS: Rumour of pier sale sparks protest gig

Employees are to hold a protest against rumours a popular Sussex pier will be sold to Sheikh Abid Gulzar from Eastbourne Pier.

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Headteachers at three Battle schools have added support for a speed restriction in the town

Battle headteachers throw weight behind 20mph speed limit campaign

Three headteachers at schools in Battle have provided support for a campaign to lower the speed limit in the town to 20mph.

Education
This picture shows the aftermath of Sunday's collision on the A21

Picture shows aftermath of ‘terrifying’ collision involving St Leonards chauffeur

This picture shows the devastating aftermath of a road traffic collision which left a man from St Leonards ‘extremely terrified and shaken up’.

Transport
Battle Medieval Fayre 2016. L-R: Erin Scott, Annie Underhill (May Queen) and Cleo Wheatley.

Battle Medieval Fayre to return this bank holiday weekend

The annual two-day Battle Medieval Fayre is back as part of a bumper bank holiday weekend in Battle.

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The Alzheimer's Society in Mid Sussex is encouraging residents to take action and unite against dementia during Dementia Action Week

Bexhill and Battle care homes to celebrate Dementia Action Week

Residents and staff at the Saxonwood care home, in Battle, will be celebrating Dementia Action Week with free events open to the public.

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Ruth Botley and Simon King will be celebrating their wedding on the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The Hastings couple getting married on the same day as the royal wedding

Meet Ruth Botley and Simon King – the couple from Hastings who will be celebrating their marriage on the same day as the royal wedding.

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Battle District councillor Kathryn Field launched the petition after two recent road traffic collisions on Battle Hill

Pedestrian crossing petition submitted to county council

Pupils from Claverham Community College joined councillors to present a petition calling for a pedestrian crossing on Battle Hill.

Transport
Ann Sandeman with family

Dozens turn cancer patient’s garden into ‘relaxing haven’

Dozens of landscapers and gardeners gave up their time on Sunday to help a cancer patient who continues her gruelling ten-year battle with the illness.

Health
Tiffany Chapman has vowed to cut her hair 'from bum length to bob length'

Schoolgirl fundraises for eight-year-old’s special day out

An 11-year-old girl has raised more than £650 to provide a special day out for a girl who suffers from a rare life-threatening syndrome.

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Bruce Child. Picture: Sussex Police

Bexhill man jailed for child sex offences

A Bexhill man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman over a five year period, according to police.

Crime
Pupils at Netherfield Primary School

Battle school ‘improving towards outstanding’ rating

Pupils and staff at Netherfield School, in Battle, have celebrated an Ofsted report which rated the school as ‘good’.

Education
An aerial view of Hastings Pier. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Group raises £50k in bid to keep pier in community ownership

A small community group seeking to keep Hastings Pier in public ownership has raised £50,959 since the weekend.

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Ann Sandeman with her three children

Plea to convert cancer patient’s garden into relaxing haven

A Battle woman has appealed to gardeners, landscapers and grafters to help turn her friend’s garden into a relaxing haven for her and her children as she comes to the end of her ten year battle with cancer.

Health
Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Staff will need parking permits at Conquest Hospital under new scheme

Staff at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings will have to apply for a permit to continue parking in the on-site car park.

Transport
Cars were parked on pavements and across driveways as all available car parks were full. Picture supplied by Carly Bowler

‘Absolute chaos’ as 30,000 tourists descend on Camber Sands

A resident described the roads around Camber Sands as ‘absolute chaos’ as 30,000 tourists travelled to the resort on bank holiday Monday (May 7).

Transport
Steve Lemon

Tributes pour in for popular barber Steve Lemon

Tributes have poured in to remember the life of popular barber and father-of-three Steve Lemon.

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May Day Run, Hastings. Photo by Frank Copper

May Day Run to return to Hastings this weekend

One of the biggest free-to-attend motorcycle events in the UK will be returning this bank holiday weekend.

Transport
Amber Rudd MP

Amber Rudd makes first backbench speech for six years

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd made her first speech from the back benches of Parliament for six years today (Wednesday, May 2).

Politics
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