Primary schools in Medway are among the worst performing in the country, according to new league tables released by the Government.
Rail passengers in the Meridian Region will be faced with disruption this Christmas because of engineering works.
A crucial stage of the £6bn Thameslink project connecting trains from the South East to the north of London is reaching its conclusion.
Sightseers hoping to catch a glimpse of cliffs collapsing into the sea in Sussex are being warned they could be putting their lives in danger. Large sections of rock and chalk have already fallen at Birling Gap following severe storms at the beginning of the year.
Visitors are now being urged to keep away from the cliff tops. Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to sightseer Nikki Beaney and Adrian Harrison from the National Trust.
Two professional burglars have been jailed for a nationwide series of raids on golf clubs. Daniel Lloyd, aged 43, of Westerham Road, Keston, and Joe McCaughey, aged 26, of King Henry’s Drive in Croydon, were found guilty of conspiracy to burgle following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
They received five and three years respectively. They were responsible for at least 36 separate burglaries in 17 counties, including one in Kent.
Artists' impressions of how Hastings pier will look when its fully restored have gone on display on the town's seafront. Work has already begun to rebuild the historic pier, which was badly damaged by fire n 2010.
People living in East Sussex are the most musical, according to a new study which maps the musicalabilities of the UK.
The residents of Hastings were judged to have the highest level of musical sophistication, followed by West Somerset and North Dorset.
The study found that musical skills and ability are not evenly distributedacross the population and are linked to a person's profession, education leveland their average income.
Learning to play an instrument is strongly linked to household income with thehighest level of musical training being found among the inhabitants of Oxford and Cherwell.The 'least musically sophisticated' list includes Anglesey, Christchurch inDorset, and Boston in Lincolnshire.
– Dr Daniel Mullensiefen, lead researcher on the project
It was fascinating to be involved in this study and it was exciting to map out for the first time how musical expertise is spread across an entire nation. The most intriguing result for me is to be able to see on a map how musical skills are related to social conditions of our modern lives. Perhaps the most surprising result was the relationship between income and musicality. With a couple of exceptions, people who lived in postcode areas with a higher average income performed better in the music ability tests. The next question we're going to tackle is the cause behind this relationship."
Sightseers risk their lives as they stand close to a cliff edge as it collapses into the sea.
The incident was photographed at Birling Gap in East Sussex after a huge crack opened up following the recent stormy weather.
Earlier this year part of the chalk cliff fell into the sea.
The cliffs near the Seven Sisters range between Seaford and Eastbourne have eroded badly in two months.
The beach at Birling Gap has been shut since the new year after steps leading down to it were damaged in the storms.
People living under a new flightpath say it's destroying the life of their quiet country village.
The trial route from Gatwick airport over Warnham in Sussex has flights passing over every five minutes at peak times.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to villagers Sally Pavey, Laura Standing and Rob Baker.
Police are appealing for help tracing a man after a woman was raped on Brighton beach.
The 18-year-old woman was attacked by a man she met in a nightclub but who then forced himself on her outside.
She left the Coalition nightclub with the man and they both went onto the beach between the club and the Fortune of War before he raped her. It happened between 2.30am and 3.15am on 15 November and officers have been investigating a number of lines of inquiry since then.
Despite it happening several months ago they are hopeful someone will recognise a man recorded on CCTV footage in Coalition who they would like to speak to.
He was white, about 5' 8" and in his early 20s. He was clean shaven, had short blond or brown hair and was wearing a blue t-shirt.
Network Rail engineers are on target to complete work to rebuild three collapsed sections of railway in Sussex by Monday.
Landslips at Stonegate, Whatlington and Battle have meant a month of disruption for passengers on the line from Hastings to Tonbridge.
After four weeks of round-the-clock working, Network Rail has repaired the slips to the extent that trains will be able to run along the whole length of the route from the start of service on Monday morning.
Network Rail’s route managing director, Fiona Taylor, said: “This has been a very difficult time for passengers. We have now restored the track across the most serious of the landslips, at Stonegate, after delivering more than 10,000 tons of stone to repair the damage.
By Monday Southeastern will be able to get their trains running again across all three repaired slips. There will need to be more work on the route in the coming months, although very much less disruptive, as we get to grips with the remaining damage at other locations.”
A number of cars in the Shinewater area of Eastbourne have been broken into and damaged.
Ten vehicles had items such as sat navs and laptops stolen in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 22nd February.
Police are now appealing for witnesses after the break ins, which happened in Milfoil Drive, Friday Street, Wroxham Road, Magdalen Close, Eskdale Close and Sorrel Drive.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 291 of 22/2.