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Friday, 28th May 2021, 6:00 am
Today's front page of the Hastings and Rye Observer SUS-210527-135330001

This week we lead with the story about an estimated £80m worth of cocaine being discovered off St Leonards and Newhaven on Monday (May 24).

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said almost a tonne of the Class A drug was found and an investigation has been launched.

For the full story see today’s Observer.

In other news, residents in Ore are calling for action to be taken over a derelict building, which they say is a ‘major fire risk’.

Plans to open a 24-hour slot machine arcade in Hastings town centre have also been submitted.

Hospitality businesses in the area have also spoken of their excitement and plans for the summer, as they were finally able to serve customers inside for the first time this year.

Our two-page feature this week also investigates the rise of dog thefts in Sussex.

For more on this and other stories this week, pick up a copy of today’s Observer.

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