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.
A Sussex MP has spoken of the need to protect the environment after appearing in court over anti-fracking protests. Caroline Lucas, who represents Brighton Pavilion, pleaded not guilty to two charges following demonstrations in Balcombe this summer. Tom Savvides reports.
Mp for Southend West, David Amess wants to become a Deputy Speaker in the House of Commons. He says he hopes he can help to restore people's faith in Parliament. Phil Hornby has this report.
Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester and Chandlers Ford (Conservative), is part of an all-party group looking at the problem of telephone cold calls.
Are you a victim of nuisance calls? MPs are calling on tougher sanctions on companies responsible. Andrew Pate reports.
On back benches! 3 and half really fun years with much achieved. Really appreciate time working with outstanding Ministers and Officials
Number 10 roundly slapped down Adam Afriyie's plan to table an amendment to legislation paving the way for a promised vote in 2017 - insisting it would not be allowed to pass "in any circumstances".
"The PM will not let it stand," a spokesman said.
The Windsor MP - once the subject of leadership bid speculation - said the public was "not convinced" that the Prime Minister would stick to his pledge of a vote if the Conservatives win the general election.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Mr Afriyie said delaying posed "significant dangers" including building support for the UK Independence Party (Ukip) - a serious concern for many colleagues and activists.
ITV News Meridian understands that Nigel Farage MEP, the UKIP leader, is to make a bid to enter Parliament by targeting Thanet South in Kent.
In some ways it makes perfect sense: Farage is a Kent man, represents the region in the European Parliament, and knows Thanet well. After all, he ran there in 2005 when Labour's Steve Ladyman held the seat.
And even better for Mr Farage, the seat's now held by Laura Sandys, just the sort of Tory wet that his party say they so dislike. She's a strong advocate of the green energy and wind power that his party despises, and remarkably pro-European too.
But does it make sense? When Farage stood here in 2005 he came a disappointing fourth place, behind Labour, the Tories, and the LibDems. Has the political landscape changed so much that the same voters who rejected him eight years ago, will now welcome his return?
Mr Farage has said he'll make no formal declaration until after the European Elections are done next May when he should expect to be re-elected to his well paid job in the Brussels Parliament. But after that? Well it's going to be an interesting few months...
There will also be more carriages on routes to Maidenhead, Oxford, Reading, Newbury and Bedwyn. High speed trains will also get the latest Wi-Fi. The news comes as part of a two year extension to the franchise for First Great Western from the Government.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said "The Great Western franchise provides a vital service for thousands of passengers every day and under this deal they will see real benefits."
"We have also secured a commitment to deliver greater WiFi coverage to improve the experience of long distance journeys for passengers and the delivery of more electric trains for the Thames Valley."
Urgent measures to help overcrowding will include doing away with some first class compartments to make more room for standard, extra carriages and services in London, Thames Valley, parts of westcountry and Swindon area.
The overnight sleeper gets more carriages to make up for the loss of airlines in the south west.Trains to get wifi. Improvements to Portsmouth, Salisbury to Wales train.
However, as this is a short deal details on badly needed new high speed trains and major schemes to create extra capacity have NOT been announced.
The new longer franchise for FGW is delayed after all contracts were halted following the West Coast fiasco. First Group is itself under fire for not taking up a voluntary three year extension amid claims it tried to get out of paying an £800 million subsidy to the Government.
The Prime Minister told Conservatives from the South: 'Stick with it and let's finish the job'. He was speaking on the final day of the Tory conference in Manchester. Our political reporter Phil Hornby was in the hall, listening to Mr Cameron's speech.