It has 25,000 lights and is for a good cause - and it comes with an electricity bill the owners cannot bear to look at.Read the full story ›
In homes around the region the decorations are up, presents are being wrapped and trees are twinkling with Christmas lights.
But at one house the tree can boast seeing many more December months than most. That's because it's 150 years old.
Penny Silvester has been to see how, after all that time, it's holding up!
Christmas has come early for a group of children, who've been taken to Lapland with their families.
The trip was organised by a charity which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
They've been having lots of festive fun - playing in the snow, enjoying sleigh rides and meeting the man himself… yes, Father Christmas. Lauren Hall reports.
This month, most of us will be giving out Christmas presents… but we're not the only ones. Mother Nature also brings us a few gifts at this time of year - and, this week, we'll be looking at them in a special series all about Christmas crops.
Tonight we start with mistletoe - to find out why it's so popular and why it's associated with Christmas kisses. Lauren Hall reports.
A treat for dog lovers. This unusual home has gone on the market in East Sussex - but any new owner had better be a fan of dalmatians. The black and white spotted house in Peacehaven is painted in a tribute to the legendary Disney film '101 Dalmatians'.
An "exceptionally rare" almost-complete skeleton of a young dinosaur failed to sell at auction today.
The remains of the Allosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs of the late Jurassic period, are believed to be the most complete juvenile of the species discovered so far.
The skeleton, known as Little Al and estimated to be up to 155 million years old, went under the hammer at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex.
Relatively complete dinosaur skeletons are "extremely rare", the auctioneers said, with those of young dinosaurs even more so.
Passengers using Gatwick Airport can now experience life along one of the world's largest rivers - thanks to a new installation.Read the full story ›
The final preparations have taken place for a celebration of freestyle watersports taking place at the Hurley Weir near Maidenhead this weekend.
More than 350 competitors from across the globe are expected to take part in the freestyle challenges. Amateur paddlers and professionals will take to the water in a number of events at the annual International Paddlesport Festival on the River Thames in Berkshire.
“We have some great water conditions now, the rain last week came just in time for the lock keepers to be able to open two of the weir gates to create a wave where many tricks can be performed.
"It is a great opportunity for members of the public to see some of the best freestyle kayakers in the world up close, as the walkway over the weir is opened up especially for the event.
"There will be young paddlers workshops, races in white water kayaks, and Stand Up Paddleboards across the white water. New this year will be a team event, where several boaters will surf the wave together and try to do some tricks, which should provide great entertainment, as well as the ever popular flood lit final."
A handwritten note passed to a student studying in a library asking for a date has set social media alight.Read the full story ›
Pets in Kent now stand a much higher chance of surviving a house fire after the fire and rescue introduced new pet-friendly oxygen masks.Read the full story ›