Hastings Observer Column - 1 February

It is incredibly important to encourage children to read. The skills they learn, the confidence they gain and the curiosity it encourages remain with children for life.

Hastings Observer Column - 18 January

Sometimes we can get caught up in the moment (Brexit in this case!) and lose sight of what is really important for our communities.

Hastings Observer Column 21 December

I didn’t imagine that we would have a quiet 2018. As it turns out, we have had an incredibly busy and sometimes turbulent time.

Hastings Observer Column 7 December

Isn’t it fantastic to see Christmas decorations up in our towns and the shops around us? The debate rages on in my house as to when the Christmas tree goes up – the earlier the better, I always think!

Hastings Observer Column 9 November

This weekend is Remembrance Sunday, and it is a particularly special one as we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1. On this day, we commemorate the brave soldiers who fought for our country in the First World War, and particularly those who lost their lives.

Hastings Observer Column 28 September

When we are in good health, we sometimes take it for granted - we all know and hate the moment when we feel the start of a cold coming on.