Brexit uncertainty casts doubt over Hastings’ fishing future

Tweet Hastings fishermen have declared worries over their industry’s future as the wait for the UK’s exit from the European Union continues. Since the date for Brexit passed on March 29th, concerns have been growing as MPs resume debating on Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. The earliest the UK can leave is June 1st, though it’s likely Brexit could be delayed even further, as Britain are set to vote in the upcoming European elections. Mick Barrow, a committee member at Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, started fishing when he was 15 until his…

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Jack in the Green 2018 – Proving May Day festivals are here to stay

Tweet Giants, jacks, bogies – these are just some of the weird and wonderful characters seen at the annual Jack in the Green festival in Hastings. For one weekend a year, they descend on Hastings Old Town with the streets covered by over 800 bunches of leaves as the start of summer is welcomed on May Day. 2018 saw an estimated 15000 people line the 1.5 mile route to West Hill where they were treated to live music and performances by Morris dancing teams from across the country before the…

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