One of the South East's biggest fruit farmers has won planning permission for permanent polytunnels - covering an area the size of 28 football pitches - in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
Sevenoaks Council has approved the development at Penshurst near Tunbridge Wells - despite hundreds of objections. Environmentalists fear it's a test-case decision that could lead to large-scale polytunnel farming on some of Kent's most cherished landscapes. Derek Johnson reports.
The Diwali festival of lights is being marked in colourful style at numerous locations across the South East tonight.
In Crawley the celebrations - symbolising the victory of good over evil - centre on the Hindu Sanatan Mandir temple.
Malcolm Shaw has been finding out more about the five day festival.
Police are trying to track down the owner of two dogs that savaged an elderly Sussex farmer who was trying to protect his sheep from attack.
82 year old Henry Osborne needed urgent hospital treatment when his face was mauled in the attack in the Ashdown Forest.
Neither dog was wearing a collar or tag - and police are appealing for witnesses. Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Mr Osborne, conservation officer Steve Alton and Sgt Tom Carter.
Now to a man who has been entertaining us for 27 years. In that time he's released 11 studio albums, won four classical Brit awards and has been Number One in both the UK AND the USA at the same time.
Not too bad for a man who left school with no qualifications! We are talking about the tenor known as the Voice, Russell Watson of course, who thrilled the crowds when her performed at Tonbridge Castle this summer.
Caroline Whitmore caught up with him to talk about his brand new musical, Heaven on Earth.
Gillingham's search for a new manager may soon be over - and the man who's led the team to two impressive results over the past few days, is hoping it will be him!
The Strictly Come Dancing judge we all love to hate, Craig Revel Horwood, takes to the stage and star as The Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 15 December 2017 at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. He will be joined by the Chuckle Brothers...
A three-year-old girl has died after being taken to hospital in the New Forest.
Police were called to an address in Whitsbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, at 7pm on Thursday.
The child was taken to Salisbury District Hospital and was pronounced dead later that evening.
A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "We were called to an address in Whitsbury Road, Fordingbridge, following a report of a concern for welfare.
"Officers attended along with colleagues from South Central Ambulance Service.
"A three-year-old girl was taken to Salisbury District Hospital and was pronounced dead later in the evening. Police are making inquiries into the circumstances of the girl's death."
The spokesman added: "A 35-year-old woman from Fordingbridge has been arrested as part of our inquiries."
Campaigners will be gathering in Swindon this weekend to urge the National Trust, with headquarters in the town, to ban trail hunting on its land.
The demonstration is taking place ahead of the trust's Annual General Meeting at the Steam Museum.