Ten more free schools won government approval to launch in the region today. They will open in 2014.
Will the government's new test on spelling, grammar and punctuation at the end of primary school raise standards of literacy?
Overseas students living thousands of miles away can study at British universities without leaving home.
Click video: A Canadian astronaut has become a global star, sharing stunning images of earth from the International Space Station via Twitter. Many of Commander Chris Hadfield's photos show a very different view of the South. Andrew Pate reports.
Tens of thousands of 11-year-olds start a week of tests today to show what they've learned in primary school. This year there's a controversial new exam in grammar and punctuation which pupils sit for the first time tomorrow.
Universities from the South are going global in the battle to win a share of the lucrative overseas student market. Demand for higher education in developing countries is soaring. Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.
Work has started to raise the only surviving German Second World War Dornier Do 17 bomber from its watery grave in the English Channel.
The aircraft was shot down more than 70 years ago during the Battle of Britain and the project will be the biggest recovery of its kind in British waters, the RAF Museum said.
The existence of the aircraft at Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast, became known when it was spotted by divers in 2008 at a depth of some 50ft lying on a chalk bed with a small debris field around it.
A school head teacher has hit out at a local authority for not sorting out classrooms damaged by rainwater. Anne Steele Arnett says many rooms are damp - and some are not fit to teach in at all.
Andrew Pate talked to Anne Steele Arnett; Charlotte Walker, parent; and Lydia Wilkes and Samuel England, pupils.
Next month we'll be marking one of the most famous raids in wartime history and a group of legendary airmen known as The Dambusters.
In 1943 this specially-formed unit under commander Guy Gibson attacked a series of dams in Germany in a bid to cripple the Nazi war effort, using an ingenious bomb designed to bounce along the water - a bomb tested off the coast of Kent and Dorset.
Well 70 years on there are only three Dambusters still surviving and only one in this country. His name is George ''Johnny'' Johnson.
The rediscovery of a mystery animal in a museum’s underground storeroom proves that a non-native ‘big cat’ prowled the British countryside at the turn of the last century.
The animal’s skeleton and mounted skin was analysed by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and researchers at Southampton, Durham, Bristol, and Aberystwyth universities and found to be a Canadian lynx – a carnivorous predator more than twice the size of a domestic cat.
The research, published today in the academic journal Historical Biology, establishes the animal as the earliest example of an “alien big cat” at large in the British countryside.
Do you think that wringing out a wet cloth in space is easy? Think again as they explain in this demonstration from the International Space Station. You can send you questions to them via NASA, it is next over our region tomorrow 9.16pm - approaching from the West.
Jason Eade has won an award for his film about why he and his dog love the Sussex Downs. The competition was to mark the two years since the South Downs became a National Park. See his film in full here.
It's two years since the South Downs became a National Park, protecting a huge area of countryside. To mark the occasion, there's been a competition to make short films celebrating the landscape and the winners have been announced.
The winning film, about a young boy and his dog walking on The Downs was made by Jason Eade. Malcolm Shaw has been talking to him about the film.