A gang of men have been convicted of tying up a student and torturing him to try to make him hand over money.
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.
Malcolm Shaw has been to Sussex to take part in a Dormice survey to see how the tiny creatures are faring across the South. Following the floods, the survey found that the dormice moved from where they usually hibernate on the ground to nesting boxes - safe away from floodwater.
Dormice have been found hibernating in a nesting box in Sussex - where they were taking shelter following recent floods.
Dormice have been found hibernating in a nesting box in Sussex - where they are thought to have taken shelter after recent floods.
Dormice generally live across the South and hibernate on the ground or in hedgerows so it is especially unusual that they are hiding in nesting boxes.
Two men and a woman have been jailed for their roles leading up to the violent death of a man in an Eastbourne street.
Lee Molineau, aged 46, died at Hurstwood Park neurological unit in Haywards Heath on Wednesday 31st July after being assaulted a week before.
Ruby Heard, 26, from Seaford who originally pleaded not guilty, changed her plea to guilty and was sentenced to eight months in prison but will not spend time in jail because of time spent in custody.
Hayley Whittaker, 23, from Polegate was sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter.
Rossi Henderson, 25, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to five and a half years in prison.
Lee suffered a serious head injury following an argument between him and the two women in Seaside Road, Eastbourne, during which Henderson intervened and punched the victim to the ground.
Detective Superintendent Ian Pollard of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who led the investigation, said:
"On a busy street that evening a chance encounter between people hardly known to each other led to an alcohol-fuelled petty argument, which in turn escalated into unwarranted acts of violence, and tragically culminated in an innocent man losing his life."
A man was slashed across the cheek with a knife in Brighton after an argument broke out.
The incident happened at 10.40pm on Friday 11th April when the victim walked along Cannon Place to meet his friend.
He complimented the woman on her appearance, sparking an argument where the man with the woman pulled out a knife, slashing the victim across the cheek.
The victim was then chased to the top of Queensbury Mews.
The man with the knife is described as being mixed race between 20 and 40 years old and was skinny.
He had long black hair in a pony tail and was wearing blue jeans, black jumper and white trainers.
Police want anyone with information of the incident to get in contact by calling 101.
Fire crews are currently tackling a blaze involving 6 vehicles at an industrial estate in Burgess Hill. No reported injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in the face by another woman as she walked home in St Leonards.
The victim was walking down Silchester Road between 9:30pm and 10pm on Monday 14th April.
She was taken to hospital to be treated for severe swelling and bruising to her face.
The attacker has been described as white, aged 40 to 45 years old, about 5' 8" and of medium build with shoulder length dark hair.
A Sussex police spokesperson said, "The victim has suffered very nasty injuries to her face and we are keen to speak to anyone who saw her being attacked.
"If you were in Silchester Road or the area nearby on Monday evening and saw or heard what happened, please contact us."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1614 of 14/4.
Sussex Police are asking witnesses to come forward following a fight between two men outside an off-licence in Burgess Hill on Thursday. The incident happened outside MK Food and Wines in London Road at about 10.15pm.
Police are keen to speak with a woman who stopped in her vehicle to assist one of the men. A 36-year-old Burgess Hill man was arrested for affray and has been released on bail until 27 May.
A team of five rescuers spent three hours rescuing a badly injured goose from a wooded pond at Herons Ghyll just north of Uckfield, East Sussex. Two veterinary ambulances from the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service were called after the injured goose was spotted by a resident.
The goose was dragging a wing in the water, and clearly was unable to fly. Rescuers had to use drysuits, an inflatable boat, swan hooks, rope, a long walk-to-wards net, and long handled poles and nets to catch the Canada Goose.
An 18-year-old girl spent the night in hospital after falling from a fairground ride in Worthing last night.
Police were on patrol along Marine Parade on Worthing seafront at around 9:30pm when the incident happened.
Police provided first aid until paramedics turned up to give further medical assistance.
She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where she is expected to be discharged with a bruised eye.
The health and safety executive will be investigating.