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.
An 18-year-old man from Horsham was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his car hit a lamppost.
His car left the A264 in Crawley on Saturday 5th April and collided with a lamppost at 4.18pm.
The driver was taken to the East Surrey Hospital at Redhill suffering from a broken hip and coccyx.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide - which saw the death of more than 800,000 people.
We look at those in our region who were affected by the tragedy, which was sparked after a plane carrying the country's President was shot down, killing everyone on the plane.
Here, we speak to Alex Ntun who has been living in Sussex since he left Rwanda when he was young.
Sussex Police are looking for the driver of a car which crashed in Woodingdean, who left the scene before emergency services arrived.
The incident happened at 6.10pm on Saturday 5th April, when the Nissan Micra saloon left the Warren Road and collided with racecourse fencing.
Police currently have no description of the driver and full circumstances of the crash are still being established.
PC Jim Annand, of Sussex Road Policing Unit, said: "If you saw what happened or know who the driver is, please call us on 101 or email@example.com quoting serial 1153 of 5/4."
A 79-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder following an incident at his home in Sompting last night. Police and ambulance were called to a house in Grasmere Avenue at 6.45pm where a woman, aged 70, was found to have sustained serious head injuries.
The first free school in the country has been closed down for good because of poor performance - less than three years after opening. The pioneering Discovery New School at Crawley in Sussex was set up to allow parents to choose a Montessori style education.
Free schools are a flagship government education policy that allows schools to operate outside of local authority contol using public money. But this school's troubled path has raised many questions.
The founders of the school say Ofsted - not them - should be blamed. Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford has this exclusive report.
A new pair of peregrines is breeding at Chichester Cathedral. The female which delighted observers over 13 breeding seasons by producing a record 45 chicks has not returned to the nest this spring.
The new female, identified by wildlife photographers and keen peregrine watchers David and Janet Shaw, who work closely with the RSPB, has had three males vying for her attention.
Zoo keepers at Drusillas Park in Sussex have had the surprise of their life after they found one of their penguins flying.
Wallace the penguin is known for his speed and has always been a lot faster than the other birds.
Staff think that his unusually large wingspan and his recent weight loss has made him more aerodynamic, meaning he can fly.
Wallace was born at the park in 2012.
The UK's newest national park, the South Downs in West Sussex is celebrating it's fourth anniversary today. Special walks will be taking place throughout the region to mark the occasion.
Robert Self, a Society spokesperson, said "For over sixty years, campaigners worked for the South Downs to be recognized as a National Park.
Its outstanding landscape and network of historic pathways finally received the protection they deserved in 2010 and we will be celebrating this 4th anniversary by enjoying the stunning spring scenery on three superb walks".
The National Park was created on 1 April 2010, and the National Park Authority took up its full powers as planning and access authority on 1 April 2011. The Society has praised the National Park Authority for its work, by acting to protect and enhance the precious landscape of the South Downs.
There are TV shows that some fans just can't get enough of. Classics like Only Fools and Horses for example. But for one man in Sussex, that love and devotion has gone a bit further than you might expect - he's built his own "Trotters Trading" Reliant van.
Daniel Clift is Crawley's answer to Del Boy. He took our reporter David Johns for a spin.
Councillors at Brighton & Hove City Council are to discuss scrapping parking charges for council run car parks and on street parking on Sundays.
The debate has been prompted by an online petition signed by more than 1,250 people.