New study discovers why referees in football are getting abuse

Tweet   The war against referee abuse in football continues as new survey finds most grassroots referees put it down to a lack of respect shown at the elite level of the game.   The survey, which was conducted by Sky Sports News and the FA found that 91% of grassroots referees believe that the lack of respect shown at elite level of football trickles down to grassroots football. However, James Lisher, Senior Referee Development Officer at Essex FA, is not overly surprised by this figure and also goes on…

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A lasting and positive impression on Bexhill: The Alex Hall Memorial Fund

Tweet Six years after the passing of Alex Hall, a runner and a popular member of the BRT (Bexhill Runners and Triathletes) who had a heart attack while running on the promenade, a fund set up in his memory continues to make a positive impact in Bexhill. Every year, the Alex Hall Memorial Fund 5K takes place along Bexhill seafront, as well as shorter races for children. In the 2018 edition, over 100 ran. An amazing achievement for an event which had under 30 participants in its inaugural year. However,…

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What will happen to student accommodation in Hastings when the university closes?

Tweet The University of Brighton campus in Hastings was announced in 2004, with a second academic building opened in 2013. The growth of the campus in the area was one of the main attractions for property investment. However, with the campus to come to a close after the 2018/19 academic year, how will all of the spare accommodation be utilised? Daniel Hanlon of the Roost group, is the landlord of a student accommodation property on Havelock Road. Mr Hanlon is to begin offering rooms to the general public at the…

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Is the future of the Jack in the Green festival in doubt?

Tweet With the 2018 Jack in the Green festival well in the past, one question remains. Is the future of the event in doubt after this year’s instalment? With traditions dating back to the early days of English folk music and Morris dancing, the idea of the festival is to celebrate the end of the rains and cold and welcome the sun. However, over the years it seems like that tradition has been lost and replaced by drink related issues. 2018’s edition of the local festival was blighted with numerous…

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