Plans to bus hundreds of children from the deprived inner city to the heart of the South Downs National Park will be decided this week.
With a growing crisis over school places a brand new free school has opened in a former office block in the centre of Bournemouth.
Investigations by Meridian have revealed many pupils with special needs are facing long journeys to get to suitable schooling.
The MP for South Thanet in Kent is to step down. Laura Sandys MP has announced that she will not stand at the next general election in 2015.
A petition has begun calling for the leader and cabinet of Wiltshire Council to resign.
Criticism was levelled at the local authority when it voted to increase its allowances - just weeks after making more than two hundred staff redundant.
The council says says you have to pay enough to cover basic costs especially if you want "ordinary people" to become councillors.
Portsmouth City Council’s has postponed a decision on whether MP Mike Hancock breached its code of conduct over an alleged sexual assault on a woman.
The delay is as a result of concern over inconsistent decisions relating to the case by the council and the High Court who is also investigating the case.
The council received legal advice that the sub-committee, who are investigating the case, had no powers to compel witnesses to provide statements or give evidence under oath unlike the High Court.
Payday loan lender representatives are appearing in front of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee to answer questions on regulation.
Evidence is being heard from Henry Raine, head of regulatory and public affairs, Wonga, Adam Freeman, chief executive of Mr Lender, QuickQuid, Greg Stevens from the Consumer Credit Trade Association and Graham Dunn from the Consumer Finance Association.
People have been warned not to stage fireworks displays tonight as firefighters in England and Wales go on strike today in a bitter row with the Government over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will walk out from 6.30pm to 11pm, and again for two hours from 6am next Monday, the day before Bonfire Night.
The union held a four-hour walkout last month, but called off another strike after it appeared a deal was in sight.
However, officials said the Government and fire employers had failed to offer any firm guarantees on jobs or pensions as a result of changes to the pension age from 55 to 60.
A Hampshire MP is calling for an urgent inquiry after, she claims, the body of an elderly woman was 'kidnapped'.
Caroline Nokes, who is the Conservative MP for Romsey & Southampton North, told the Commons an undertaker took the body of one her constituents' relatives without permission.
In this week's Last Word - a unique assessment of Margaret Thatcher from a former Kent MP who knew her well, because he dated her daughter for many years. The Conservative experiment to get more people involved in local politics.
And energy prices - which political party has the best formula to stop the ever-rising tariffs? Candidates from three main parties - Clarence Mitchell in Brighton Pavilion, Tanmanjeet Dhesi from Gravesham, and Vikki Slade in Mid-Dorset and Poole North will debate all that and more.
And - oh yes : why on earth is a teacher from Brighton knitting pincushions to look like Michael Gove?
– Edmund King, AA president
The AA has long campaigned for motorway fuel prices to be displayed at the start of motorways, as they do in France, so that the driver can make an informed choice on where to fill up.
Prices can be 10p per litre more expensive than can be obtained from supermarket pumps or where there is greater local competition for topping up drivers' fuel tanks.
Whilst we understand that Motorway Service Areas have higher running costs, we welcome Government moves for greater transparency in fuel prices.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said whiplash cheats, whose bogus compensation claims have helped to force up average motor insurance premiums, will be targeted by new independent medical panels which will ensure only evidence from accredited professionals can be considered.
We are turning the tide on the compensation culture and helping hard-working people by tackling high insurance premiums and other motoring costs.
It's not right that people who cheat the insurance system get away with it while forcing up the price for everyone else - so we are now going after whiplash fraudsters and will keep on driving premiums down.