Remembering the first Hastings Pier fire – 100 years on

Composite pictures by Kieron Pelling merge scenes of the 1917 Hastings Pier fire with modern viewsTHE story of a fire which ravaged Hastings Pier 100 years ago has been retold on the latest addition to a website commemorating life in East Sussex in World War One.

Almost a century before the 2010 fire which devastated the Victorian structure, the pier suffered severe damage in a lesser-known blaze believed to have been sparked by a discarded cigarette. Continue reading

Closer health and social care integration could be on way

Cllr Keith GlazierA RECOMMENDATION to further strengthen ties between health and social care providers will be discussed by councillors in East Sussex.

The proposals would see closer working between East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) Alliance partners in the short-term and a move towards setting up a new health and social care organisation in the longer-term. Continue reading