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.
Delegates from the South have arrived in Glasgow for the annual Liberal Democrat party conference.
The new boss behind the High Speed 2 rail link says - people must get behind the project like they did the Olympics.
Sir David Higgins who's being paid 600 thousand pounds a year in his role, worked on making sure London 2012 was a success.
He says - people were sceptical about the games but they turned out to be fantastic for the country.
He argues HS2, linking London and the Midlands, could be just as good and is vital for the ailing rail network. But As Divya Kohli reports his positive rhetoric is not convincing everyone.
The publisher of former spin doctor Damian McBride's memoirs has received a police caution after admitting common assault over a brawl with a protester during a live television interview.
Political blogger Iain Dale, from Tunbridge Wells, attended Brighton's John Street police station to be interviewed by Sussex Police detectives about the scuffle with veteran campaigner, Stuart Holmes.
The incident on Brighton seafront was on the same day as Ed Miliband's keynote speech at the Labour party conference.
It appeared that Mr Dale tried to get Mr Holmes' anti-nuclear banner out of shot during an interview.
Iain Dale, the publisher of former spin doctor Damian McBride, has received a police caution after admitting common assault over a scuffle with a protester during a live television interview in Brighton, Sussex Police said
A husband and wife who fled to Spain after police uncovered their multi-million pound cannabis production empire have been sentenced to a total of eight years at Maidstone Crown Court. They had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to produce the drug.
Darren and Debra Wright from Herne Bay hit the headlines more than a decade ago when they raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for treatment for the daughter Chloe, who suffered from cancer. Both she and a second daughter later died.
The next European Elections could see a 'political earthquake', the Leader of UKIP told delegates at his party conference.
Nigel Farage brushed off accusations about his past, to tell his party faithful that they should - and could - top the polls at the elections next spring. Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby reports.
Video. Liberal Democrats from the Meridian region have made their way up to Scotland for their party conference. With the polls suggesting that they are falling well behind UKIP, there was plenty for them to think about on the ling train journey north. Phil Hornby reports.
Liberal Democrats from the South have travelled to Scotland this weekend for their annual conference. Their political party has been trailing badly in the opinion polls but say the fightback starts this week in Glasgow. Our political correspondent Phil Hornby reports.
Schools minister David Laws has said the cost of school uniforms was often "unnecessarily high" at a time when family budgets were being squeezed. Speaking as the Liberal Democrat conference gets under way in Glasgow, Mr Laws added:
Costs at the start of a school term can quickly add up, particularly for families with several school age children. School uniforms can be an important sign of identity and pride, but at a time when many family budgets are squeezed parents should not be forced to spend more than they need to.
We will send a strong signal to schools that it is vital to secure value for money for parents before changing or introducing new school uniforms. Parents need to be able to shop around to find the best deal.
The coalition is urging schools to avoid branded uniforms to cut bills for hard-pressed parents.
Schools minister David Laws said the cost of clothing was often "unnecessarily high" at a time when family budgets were being squeezed.
An Office of Fair Trading investigation last year suggested that three quarters of schools placed restrictions on where uniforms could be bought.
That typically added £5 to the price tag for each item, leaving parents an estimated £52 million a year worse off.