They're only a few miles apart. But the Centre for Cities says Crawley in Sussex is booming; while its neighbour on the coast, Hastings, has been struggling. Malcolm Shaw assesses why own town seems to be doing so well, with 100 days to go before the General Election.
Phil Hornby looks at the issue that will almost certainly dominate the election campaign - the economy.
The Prime Minister made a timely visit to the region today, on the eve of 100 days to the General Election.
He was at a community centre in Hampshire making a speech on the Conservative Party's manifesto.
Voters go to the polls on Thursday the 7th of May, with the NHS, the economy and immigration all key issues.
Never before has an election contest been so unpredictable. Fred spoke to David Cameron earlier today:
One of the key political battlegrounds over the next one hundred days will be the NHS. Elections are won or lost on the trust voters have in the parties' health plans. Tom Savvides talks to patient Ian Morris, nurse Heidi Edmunds, patient Gerald Davis and Dr David Kanagasooriam.
Millions of us take to the roads, trains and buses every day. But how much of an issue will transport play during the election. There are certainly some controversial issues like extra airport runways, HS2 and the current crowding on the roads and trains. Well to find out our Transport correspondent Mike Pearse took a ride on the worst performing train in Britain, the 0729 from Brighton to Victoria.
Mike Pearse spoke to the following people: AA President Edmund King, Gatwick Campaigner Sally Pavey, Chief Executive of Gatwick Airport Stuart Wingate, and Stephen Joseph from Campaign for Better Transport.
Prime Minister David Cameron has told ITV News Meridian that he will take part in televised debates before the General Election.
The Tory party leader said in his interview with Fred Dinenage he was happy to take part as long as his request for the Green Party to be involved in the debate were met.
He made his comments during a visit to a community centre in Bursledon in Hampshire.
David Cameron has hailed "Britain's greatest ever prime minister" in a video marking the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death.
The Prime Minister quoted from the wartime leader's "we shall never surrender" in a video recorded at his birthplace in Blenheim Palace.
He called on Twitter users to respond with their favourite Churchill "quotes" - and said: "We owe him everything."
Cameron hailed Churchill's decision to fight on against Hitley in May 1940 - a decision that "saved our country and arguably saved the world" - and referenced the speech he made shortly after.
My favourite quotation from Churchill is the one he made shortly after that momentous decision in May 1940: 'We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight them on the beaches, we shall fight them on the landing grounds, we shall fight them on the streets and in our fields, we shall fight them in the hills. We shall never surrender'.
The Isle of Wight's Conservative MP, Andrew Turner, has survived an attempt by his own party to force him to stand down as a general election candidate.
The Island's Conservative executive council voted against a motion of no confidence and chose to retain Mr Turner as their candidate in May's General Election.
Mr Turner has represented the island for 14 years.
After a lively, three-hour debate, members of the Conservative party agreed to give him their support, despite calls for him to step down following allegations about second home expenses and his personal life.
As you know, there's a real trend for 'selfies' at the moment.
We've had the group selfie (remember that one at the Oscars?) and then there was the no make-up selfie!
But as we head towards the General Election on 7 May, we thought: wouldn't it be great if you could tell us and the politicians about issues that are important to you? Please send us your "Election selfie' to firstname.lastname@example.org
He's been the MP for the Isle of Wight for 14 years - but pressure is mounting for Conservative Andrew Turner to quit before this May's General Election.
A meeting by members of his own party will take place this evening. Some say Mr Turner should 'go gracefully' over allegations about second home expenses and his personal life. From Newport, Andrew Pate reports.