A couple from Oxfordshire say they've saved nearly £900 after giving up supermarkets for a year. Here are their top tips to save cash
As part of our Text Santa campaign, Fred, Sangeeta and Simon went bag packing at a local supermarket.
They say a cat has nine lives - Norman from Ashford certainly does. His owners thought he'd died but then he returned from the dead.
Red pandas at Drusillas Park have joined in the celebration of Shrove Tuesday by eating some special pancakes.
Mulan and Tibao were served unconventional crepes - from a mix known as panda cake.
Panda cake is a special dietary product which contains many of the daily nutrients required to keep the pandas fit and healthy.
Head Keeper Mark said: "We work hard in the zoo to deliver foodand other items of interest to the animals in ways that will keep them mentally stimulated.”
"Pandas are nervous creatures and they were a little wary at first. Mulan was the first to come and investigate - she can never resist a grape! She cleared the whole crepe up in a jiffy!”
Now, hopefully the warmer weather's on its way in the next few months. So the tourist season will soon be upon us and businesses are gearing up all over the region for a bumper season.
In one Kent seaside resort they're already getting on their bikes to make sure it's a summer to remember. Andrea Thomas explains. She talked to rickshaw operator Geoff Spencer and cafe owner Jean Beswick.
An artist has been spending the winter living inside a giant wooden egg. Stephen Turner has been taking part in an experiment to get closer to nature. But of course since December he's had to endure weeks of torrential rain and strong winds.
Mr Turner is spending a year living in the egg, which is moored on a riverbank in the New Forest. A week ago today he was preparing for the Valentine's Day storm as it headed for the south. Richard Jones has been to meet him to see how he's been coping.
Sussex celebrity Simon Cowell has named his first child Eric after his father.
The music mogul and and his American girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, are now he proud parents of a son who was born on Valentine's Day weighing in at 6lb 7oz.
The 54-year-old X Factor judge jetted over to New York and was by his partner's side as she gave birth, leaving his seat at the auditions for ITV's Britain's Got Talent beside fellow judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden empty.
Simon spoke of his joy on Twitter, saying: "Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.
"Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages. Named after my dad."
David joked on Twitter that Simon had named his son after a host of celebrities and an ex-girlfriend.
He tweeted: "Huge congratulations to @SimonCowell and Lauren Silverman on the birth of their son. They have named him David Sinitta Louis-Walsh Cowell."
Alesha tweeted: " Congratulations!!! Yay!!! Such great news! Welcome to the world baby Eric! Lots of love xxx #youweremissedtoday :)"
Piers Morgan also took to Twitter to say that calling the baby Eric in honour of the father Simon "adored" is a "lovely tribute".
Simon's father died of a heart attack in 1999 aged 81 and the star has previously described him as a "brilliant mentor".
Simon was seen nervously puffing on a cigarette before entering the maternity ward, according to the Sun.
A friend told the newspaper: "Simon was in shock when he got the pre-dawn call. It's not often he loses his cool but this was one of those times."
At that point a "very excited" Holden tweeted that she hoped he would have a "safe flight and safe birth."
Sinitta, one of Cowell's ex-girlfriends, tweeted a a mocked-up photograph of a baby with its nappy hitched up to his chest, some fake chest hair and a dense mop of black hair.
She said: "All is well and baby boy says 'parents are well and CUTE!'. Happy Valentine's Day BABY!! #justInTimeValentine!"
The first statue to Victorian novelist Charles Dickens will be unveiled in Portsmouth later today, on what would have been his 202nd birthday.
The bronze statue is in the city of his birth and will depict Dickens surrounded by books.
Over 100 invited guests, including 40 members of the Dickens family, will attend the ceremony in Guildhall Square.
If you've got a spare four hundred thousand pounds and an appetite for lots of DIY, then a 14th century chapel in Kent could be yours. Tom Savvides explains with interviews from estate agent Alex Davis and co-owner Steve Weaver.
If you have an appetite for DIY and a spare £400,000, you could consider buying the Horton Manor Chapel near Canterbury. It will be sold by Informal Tender on 28th March so get your bids in.
The 5,000 mile coast-to-coast run is the equivalent of more than 200 marathons in 275 days, and involved Jamie McDonald sleeping by the side of the road, or relying on strangers' generosity as he undertook the challenge. You can find out more about his fundraising efforts on his website here
Originally billed as the "British Forrest Gump", he has run dressed as comic superhero The Flash after a public vote on Twitter and Facebook chose a costume for him.
The coast-to-coast challenge began in St John's, Labrador, in March and ended in Vancouver after passing through mountain ranges, national parks and along highways.
Jamie McDonald, who suffered from a debilitating immune deficiency condition as a child, spent the first 9 years of his life in and out of children's hospitals and is running to raise funds for SickKids Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and the Pied Piper Appeal.
Two senior managers of a failing hospital have announced they're stepping down from their posts.
Chairman Denise Harker and Chief Executive Mark Devlin were in charge of the Medway Martime Hospital in Gillingham. The hospital has been criticised in a number of reports about patient safety - and has been put on special measures and told to improve.