The Hastings Observer
– in full, the Hastings & St Leonards Observer
– is a weekly tabloid sold in the seaside town of Hastings in East Sussex, including its suburb of St Leonards-on-Sea
It was founded in 1859 as The Hastings & St Leonards Observer and Visitors’ Fashionable List. It spent four years between 1869 and 1873 as the Hastings & St Leonards Herald and Observer and Fashionable Visitors’ List, before settling down to its present full title.
It’s published by T R Beckett, a branch of the Southern division of nationwide regional newspaper group Johnston Press. The editorial offices are in St Leonards and are shared with the Rye & Battle Observer.
A companion freesheet, the Hastings & Bexhill Resident, ceased publication in October 2012.
It comes out on Fridays.
- Hastings Observer
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