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.
We're often used to hearing about works of art selling for great sums at auctions - but a most unusual lot has just gone under the hammer in Sussex. A diplodocus/or diplodocus fossil, that's 150 million years old, was sold to the highest bidder.
It was predicted to go for over half a million pounds - so what did the new owner pay - and who on earth bought it? Charlotte Wilkins has been to find out.
A giant skeleton of a dinosaur which last roamed Earth more than 150 million years ago has fetched £400,000 at auction.
The 55ft (17m) specimen of the long-necked Diplodocus longus went under the hammer at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex.
The sale of the female skeleton, 19ft (6m) tall and nicknamed "Misty", was the first UK auction of a large dinosaur skeleton, according to experts.
The giant skeleton of a dinosaur which roamed the earth more than one hundred and fifty million years ago will be sold at auction in West Sussex later.
The 17-metre long Diplodocus which has been named Misty is expected to fetch up to six hundred thousand pounds when it goes under the hammer in Billingshurst.
Work on the Arun Riverlife project involved cutting trees close to some hedgerows where dormice nest and this work was licensed by Natural England.
In the UK the dormouse has been protected since 1988 by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
During the tree work, licensed dormice handlers on the WWT Arundel team did daily hand searches of sections to be cut to ensure no dormice were in these zones.
A recent survey of nesting boxes at the wetland reserve found four live dormice and 8 dormice nests inside the 61 nesting boxes onsite.
Two of the dormice found were nesting in boxes on the edges of the recently completed Arun Riverlife project.
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre Manager Dave Fairlamb said: “It’s great news that wildlife like dormice are moving back into the revitalized habitats of the Arun Riverlife project so quickly after the project was finished last June.”
Gatwick Airport has released its passenger figures for the first half of the 2013/ 2014 financial year. A total of 20.8 million passengers used the site between April & September 2013.
Turnover at Gatwick was up 10.7% to #360.6 million, while the pre-tax profit was up 18.75% to £127.3 million.
The airport's Chief Executive Stewart Wingate said:
"Gatwick will celebrate four years of new ownership in December. In this time we have turned around decades of under-investment to enable Gatwick to emerge as a competitive, world-class airport.
"Our results today show a strong financial performance but we must not become complacent. We must continue to invest and ensure we remain competitive.
"A new runway here would deliver the routes that passengers actually want at a better price, more quickly and with significantly less environmental impact. The UK's next runway has got to be at Gatwick."
ITV Meridian recently spoke to Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial officer, Gatwick Airport about the site's plans for the next decade.
One of the rarest and largest dinosaur skeletons ever discovered is on show to the public ahead of its sale at auction in Sussex. The 17-metre long Diplodocus is expected to attract potential buyers from all over the world, as Richard Slee reports.
At this time of year germs are rife, but prevention can often start in our own homes. One family from Sussex took part in an experiment to see just how quickly bacteria can be spread. The research was carried out by Cuticura with some startling results as Martin Dowse.
The first ever rock band to play at the Commons returned to Westminster for the launch of this year's Rock the House music contest - founded by Sussex MP Mike Weatherley.
It's an opportunity for new bands to break into the big-time. And there's a second agenda: the protection of music copywright. John Ryall reports.