It's now one of our national dishes but most of us assume curry has only been popular here for about 50 years. In fact our first encounters with curry date back more than two centuries and it's the Royal Navy which can claim to have first given us a taste for it. Richard Jones has joined a team recreating a curry sauce that originated in the time of Nelson.
Hundreds of steam enthusiasts are turning back the clock at the Kent and East Sussex Railway this weekend.
The Tenterden to Bodiam line closed in the 1950s but is playing host to its "Easter Steam Up" event.
Nashreen Issa travelled back in time too.
Godfrey gull is recovering after being rescued by the fire brigade when his leg and wing became trapped in netting.Read the full story ›
Comedian Joe Pasquale will star alongside Blue star Duncan James, who's been cast as Aladdin, at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre.Read the full story ›
A busy road in Brighton has been transformed into a giant water slide- with a lottery for a lucky few to have a goRead the full story ›
They left their farms in Northern India to fight alongside allied soldiers on the Western Front ..Now the first national monument to Sikhs who served during the First World War is about to be unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum. The memorial was a labour of love for a foundry in Basingstoke in Hampshire, who've handcrafted this historical masterpiece Divya Kohli reports.
At the age of 23, Dolly is taking it easy; living the life of riley, mostly sleeping or eating, or just pottering about. Dolly, you see, is a sheep - and, it's thought, the oldest sheep in the world.
Normally sheep live to about 10 or 12 so at double that, Dolly's doing remarkably well. A bit doddery on her feet but in good voice and with a ferocious appetite, she's looked after on a farm in East Sussex. We send our own doddery reporter, David Johns, to meet her and her keeper, Sharon Moore.
To make a donation to Moore Racehorse Trust, where Dolly and the other animals are being kept, please visit their page on Facebook (click this link to visit).
Medals won by the late Bernard Jordan, who made headlines when he sneaked to Normandy for the commemorations, will be auctioned for charity.Read the full story ›
He'd hoped to make a splash by dropping into Sandwich from 10,000 feet - but as it turned out, too many sandwiches were his downfall.
The Free UK Party's Pub Landlord and would-be MP, Al Murray, was banned from a parachuting stunt this morning after weighing in too hefty for the jump.
Unbeaten, he went to Sandwich anyway and we sent reporter David Johns to track his election progress.
He spoke to Al Murray of FUKP and Nigel Askew of the Reality Party.
Al Murray said the jump was off because he had piled on the pounds "due to too much partying" over Christmas.Read the full story ›