Bexhill girl receives surprise reply to message in a bottle

A 12-year-old girl from Bexhill has made an international penpal after her message in a bottle was found by a kind-hearted woman in Canada.

Police news

Teenagers injured in Bexhill crash

Two teenage girls are receiving hospital treatment after a serious collision in Bexhill yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

Ivy Galpin celebrating her 105th birthday with her son Derek

Bexhill woman celebrates 105th birthday

A Bexhill woman has celebrated her 105th birthday with cake and a glass of sherry.
John Malkovich and Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint are among the cast. Photo courtesy of BBC.

BBC Agatha Christie drama heads to 1066 Country

Film crews are heading to 1066 Country this month as production begins on a new star-studded Agatha Christie drama starring John Malkovich.
The Conquest Hospital pathology department with their new equipment

Conquest Hospital receives advanced equipment

A host of advanced diagnostic equipment has been installed at Conquest Hospital as part of a £10m contract for East Sussex pathology services.

The road remains closed as investigations continue. Photo by Dan Jessup

UPDATE: Motorcyclist suffers 'serious' injuries in A259 crash

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a serious collision on the A259 this morning (June 7).
Do you recognise this man?

Police release CCTV of Bexhill car theft suspect

Police investigating a spate of recent car break-ins in Bexhill have released CCTV images of a man wanted for questioning.
A naked protester taking part in the 2015 event.

COUNTY NEWS: Campaigners bare all in naked bike ride

Campaigners are set to bare all in a naked bicycle protest this weekend which has prompted controversy among some Sussex residents.

Rother Valley Railway

Transport charity backs controversial rail plans

A charity which campaigns for improved public transport has given its backing to controversial plans to extend the Rother Valley Railway (RVR).

Keaton with members of Blues and Royals Household Calvary Mounted division

Bexhill soldier escorts royal wedding couple

A young soldier from Bexhill played a key part in the Royal Wedding last weekend, escorting the newly-minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Windsor Castle.

The team at Home Instead Senior Care

Bexhill care company wins CQC praise

A Bexhill care company has won praise from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for its ‘positive and open culture.’

Four-year-old Jack with mum Katie

Bexhill family's plea for petition support

The family of a four-year-old cancer sufferer from Bexhill are asking for the town’s support to make a life-saving medical treatment available on the NHS.

ESFRS news

Firefighters raise fears over 'failing' IT system

A firefighters's union has raised serious fears over the use of a ‘failing’ IT system in East Sussex, claiming it has meant crews have been delayed when heading to life-threatening emergencies.

Jason and Stephen the Seagull

COUNTY NEWS: Missing cat reunited with Sussex family after 14 years

An elderly cat has been reunited with its Hastings family after going missing for almost 14 years.

Dawn Penney and her guide dog Wallace

Bexhill garage apologises after 'unacceptable' guide dog row

A blind woman from Bexhill has spoken of her shock after she and her guide dog were refused entry to a petrol station shop last week.

The Colonnade

Council to refurbish the Colonnade as part of Bexhill restaurant plans

A major refurbishment is set to begin at the Colonnade in Bexhill as Rother District Council prepare to open a new cafe restaurant on the site.

Police news

Police warn of 'courier scams' in Hastings and Rother

Police are warning Hastings and Rother residents to be on the look out after receiving several reports of 'courier scams' in the area.

Police news

Missing Bexhill woman found safe

A woman reported missing from Bexhill has now been found safe, police say.

Essenden Road surgery

Hastings NHS fraud suspects found dead abroad

A couple at the centre of an investigation into allegations of fraud at a Hastings doctors’ surgery are reported to have been found dead abroad, Sussex Police say.
Hastings Pier. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Pier group urgently seeking £1m to rescue ownership bid

A group seeking to keep Hastings Pier in public ownership says it has less than a week to raise £1 million or else it will be removed from the bidding process.

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