Hastings & St. Leonards Observer

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Hastings Observer
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Beckett Newspapers
Publisher Johnston Press
Editor-in-chief Keith Ridley
Founded 1859
Language English
Headquarters Woods House
Telford Road
East Sussex
TN38 9LZ.
Website http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk

The Hastings & St. Leonards Observer, commonly known as just Hastings Observer, is an English weekly tabloid newspaper, published every Friday since 1859 in Hastings, East Sussex.[1]


First published in 1859, The Observer is now the town's only weekly newspaper with the Hastings Independent (Hastings Independent Press) being produced fortnightly. Nowadays, the paper is edited and created by Sussex Newspapers, and printed by Johnston Press at their headquarters in Hilsea, Portsmouth.

Sister newspapers[edit]

The Observer also has sister newspapers, owned by Beckett Newspapers, called the Rye & Battle Observer and Bexhill Observer, both based at the same building as the Hastings Observer.

2015 Election Controversy[edit]

On May 1, 2015 the newspaper published a wraparound advert for the Conservative Party. The move brought condemnation and accusations of bias from locals,[2] as well as a petition demanding an apology. Many readers commented, saying that they would be switching to the free Hastings Independent instead.


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