A new law has come into force making so-called 'legal highs' illegal.
The blanket ban has outlawed the production, distribution, sale and supply of a substance which produces a psychoactive effect in a person, such as 'legal highs'.
Police in Hampshire have warned festival-goers about the change in the law ahead of the Mutiny Festival in Cosham this weekend.
Last Saturday, police in Dorset were called to Poole High Street after a boy stopped breathing. Officers believe the boy had been smoking a 'legal high' known as 'spice'. The boy was hospitalised but has now been discharged.
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It's becoming harder to find Stag Beetles in the South and in some areas they're not being seen at all, according to experts.
Now conservationists have launched a campaign called the Great Stag Hunt. They want as many people to as possible to keep an eye open for the creatures. You can find out more by clicking here.
As part of the Brighton Open Houses festival - the Southdown's Mental Health Recovery Centre in Preston Park is opening its doors.
It offers a range of creative classes to help people over come issues like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
More than fifty people who've been helped by the centre are displaying their work - many for the first time.
Charlotte Wilkins has been speaking to Ian Lawes, Ali Purbrick, and Lynne Thomas.
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Shambolic. That's how patients have described a new private ambulance transport service being used by the NHS across Sussex.
Dozens of patients - including some with cancer - say they've been let down with two hour delays, missed appointments and even operations.
The provider Coperforma only took over the service seven weeks ago but protesters are already calling for their contract to be terminated.
Andy Dickenson reports. He speaks to Alan Keenes, Coperforma driver, cancer patient Elizabeth Towner, Gary Palmer, from the GMB, and former ambulance driver Malcolm Neeves.
Members of the University and College Union are holding a 48 hour walkout. They say millions is being spent on improving university buildings - but more needs to be invested in attracting and retaining the best staff. But do students agree?
Academics in the UCU union are staging a 48 hour strike over pay. Helen Fairfoul from the University and Colleges Employers Association explains why she thinks the offer being made to academics and various support staff is fair - and amounts to a pay rise above the 1.1 per cent headline figure.