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A borough of southeast England on the English Channel at the entrance to the Strait of Dover. Hastings is near the site of William the Conqueror's victory over the Anglo-Saxons under Harold II (October 14, 1066).


1. (Placename) a port in SE England, in East Sussex on the English Channel: near the site of the Battle of Hastings (1066), in which William the Conqueror defeated King Harold; chief of the Cinque Ports. Pop: 85 828 (2001)
2. (Placename) a town in New Zealand, on E North Island: centre of a rich agricultural and fruit-growing region. Pop: 71 100 (2004 est)


1. (Biography) Gavin. born 1962, Scottish Rugby Union footballer; played for Scotland (1986–95), scoring 667 points in 61 games
2. (Biography) Warren. 1732–1818, British administrator in India; governor general of Bengal (1773–85). He implemented important reforms but was impeached by parliament (1788) on charges of corruption; acquitted in 1795


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1. Warren, 1732–1818, first British governor general of India 1773–85.
2. a seaport in E Sussex, in SE England: William the Conqueror defeated the Saxons near here 1066. 74,600.
3. a city in S Nebraska. 23,045.
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Noun1.Hastings - United States architect who formed and important architectural firm with John Merven Carrere (1860-1929)
2.Hastings - a town in East Sussex just to the south of the place where the battle of Hastings took place
East Sussex - a county in southern England on the English Channel
3.Hastings - the decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest
Norman Conquest - the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066)
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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Part of my process is wandering the streets of where I live, Hastings and St Leonards, sometimes during the day, sometimes at night," he says.
Hastings Borough Council, its own behalf, and on behalf of the Hastings and St Leonards Foreshore Charitable Trust and Rother District Council, is seeking offers from suitably qualified organisations to provide a building and public convenience cleaning service at various sites throughout the districts and borough.
Police said as they resumed their painstaking search of gardens, parks and countryside around Hastings and St Leonards at first light that they were becoming increasingly worried.