A zoo in East Sussex is seeing in the New Year with a new arrival.
Police investigating allegations of sex offences by a retired Church of England bishop say other people have come forward claiming abuse.
Police are appealing for information after staff at a petrol station in Sussex were allegedly threatened with an axe during a robbery.
A racoon has found its way back to an East Sussex zoo after escaping three weeks ago.
Bandit the racoon fled from Drusillas Park on Friday, 26 April with her sister, who was later discovered at the Go Wild! adventure play area with no sight of Bandit.
Zoo staff continued to look for the missing racoon but during a routine evening check they found the animal had somehow found her way back into the enclosure with her family.
Southern Water say they will do more to tackle leaks and invest in new ways to re-use water to prevent shortages in the South East of England.
The company was criticised by consumers after they were forced to introduce a hosepipe ban in 2012, because there were not enough supplies for its two million customers. Restrictions were lifted after a very wet summer filled reservoirs.
The company is looking to extend the regional network in the South East to secure future water supplies for the next 25 years.
Southern Water will now carry out a three month public consultation on the Water Resources Management Plan for 2015-2040 to find out what customers think.
Eight defibrillators are being installed at community fire stations across East Sussex. The machines will be available for the public to use if someone has a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators have been installed across the region in supermarkets, public attractions and sports grounds.
New Road at Ringmer in East Sussex is closed in both directions due to a serious fire at a barn between the B2192 and Moor Lane. The road is likely to remain closed until 10:00.
The A259 blocked with delays after an accident at Seven Sisters Country Park. The road is blocked by the car park for the Country Park.
A missing racoon has been found safe and well at Drusillas Park thanks to the swift actions of two school girls.
Sasha Rodger and Daphne Lock discovered Turpin the racoon after he went missing two days ago.
Sasha and Daphne notified the zoo staff who were able to recover fury fugitive.
The girls were enjoying an impromptu visit to Drusillas as their school was closed due to polling.
Zoo Manager, Sue Woodgate commented: “We are very grateful to Sasha and Daphnefor finding her.”
But the zoo is still looking for Bandit the racoon who went missing at the same time.
Staff at Drusillas Park in East Sussex are hunting for two racoons that have escaped from their enclosure.
Two of the four resident racoons were discovered missing during early morning checks.
The racoons named Turpin and Bandit had moved to a shared enclosure at the beginning of March. It's thought they might have been scared by a loud noise and fled over an electric fence.
Zoo Manager, Sue Woodgate, said: “Incidents of this nature happen very rarely at the zoo but when they do, it is clearly a worrying time. The keepers have been scouring the park and surrounding area but we are appealing to the public to be vigilant too."
Eastbourne lifeboat was called out twice on Tuesday to rescue two yachts that had suffered engine failure.
The first call for the all-weather lifeboat was to the 32ft ketch Lazy Days which had suffered a recurrence of the engine failure which prompted a call-out for the ALB on Sunday afternoon.
As the lifeboat was approaching harbour with the boat under tow the crew received another request for assistance from another yacht with engine failure on the approaches to Sovereign Harbour.
People living near Northiam in East Sussex were left without water overnight after a water main burst. Around eight hundred homes and businesses in the Beckley, Clayhill, Four Oaks, Peasmarsh, Playden and Rye Foreign were affected.
The water main was a strategic one, meaning the problem affected a large area. The burst happened at about 1am on the morning of Wednesday 20 March. South East Water sent in teams to monitor the damage and locate the problem.
– Simon Robertson, Head of Distribution for South East Water
"We currently estimate approximately 800 properties may have low water pressure or no water.
"We are currently in the process of organising bottled water do be dropped off at several locations in the area for customers affected to collect and use while repairs continue.
"I would like to apologise to the customers affected for the inconvenience this is causing and reassure them that we are doing all we can to restore supplies as soon as possible."
Repair teams have now fixed the water main. The water firm said it expected supplies to return to normal.