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Today's front page of the Bexhill and Battle Observer SUS-201217-132922001
Today's front page of the Bexhill and Battle Observer SUS-201217-132922001

Our main story this week is the news that Rother is to be placed under tougher Tier 3 restrictions amid rising Covid-19 cases from tomorrow (Saturday, December 19).

The full reaction is in today’s Observer following yesterday’s announcement by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

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In another story this week, two dead porpoises were also found washed up on the beach near Bexhill.

We report on the full story in today’s paper, with comments from an environmental charity.

Hundreds of Christmas food hampers will also be delivered to vulnerable people in Hastings and Rother this week.

Read how all this has been made possible in today’s Observer.

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With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspapers.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

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