The new MP for Lewes, Conservative Maria Caulfield, has called on the Government to improve rail services throughout Sussex.
The Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins, who wants to be the next chair of the Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, on FIFA and where the next two World Cups should be held.
Every failing school across the South East will be forced to become an academy under new rules proposed by the government today. At the moment there has to be local consultation before conversion but that will be scrapped.
It means 16 schools in Kent graded as "inadequate" by Ofsted will be targeted - plus another four in Medway and seven across Sussex. Another seven on the Isle of Wight will be handed over to sponsors to improve their performance - plus a further five in Reading and three in Oxfordshire. So-called "coasting schools" where pupils may do well - but don't make as much progress as they should will also be targeted.
Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports
He was a very gifted political leader - but above all, he was a friend. That's what the former Folkestone MP and Tory leader Michael Howard said today about Charles Kennedy.
Mr Kennedy, who led the Lib Dems for more than six years, has been found dead at his home in Scotland. He was just 55.
He'll be remembered for leading his party to unprecedented General Election success. Our political correspondent Phil Hornby reports.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died aged 55, his family has said.
Mr Kennedy died at his home in Fort William yesterday.
His death is not believed to be suspicious and the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
He lost his seat in the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency to the SNP's Ian Blackford in last month's general election.
In a statement, his family said the 55-year-old was a "fine man, a talented politician, and a loving father".
Drivers who use blue badges illegally - so they can use disabled parking bays in East Sussex are being given a chance to avoid prosecution.
An amnesty is being held where permits can be handed in at locations across the county and in Brighton for two weeks from next Monday.
The mother of a student from Brighton who died after taking the then legal high 'GBL' has welcomed the news that the government has banned 500 more new drugs.
Maryon Stewart launched her high profile campaign calling for tougher measures to combat the use of legal highs after her 21-year-old daughter Hester died in 2009.
The bereaved mother founded the Angelus Foundation which works to raise awareness of the potential dangers of so-called legal highs.
"We expect the law to impact very significantly on the high street trade. The open sale of NPS has led to dangerous experimentation with many young people being badly affected by their unpredictable effects and some ending up in hospital.
"Sadly, too many have paid the ultimate price from taking these risky substances and this change will go a long way to stop further deaths."
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Lively political debate - with Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove, Lynne Beaumont, defeated Lib Dem in Folkestone and Hythe, Ray Finch MEP who lost for UKIP in Lewes, and Ranil Jayawardena, the new Tory MP for North East Hampshire.