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.
A crematorium in Sussex has come under fire for removing personal memorabilia left by families to mark the spots where their relatives' ashes have been scattered.
Worthing Crematorium says there's been a huge increase in the number of items, including miniature headstones, ornaments and fencing.
Managers say some families don't like them.
The man, of no fixed address, was held at 9.30am on Tuesday after he was seen in the gardens of homes in Grange Road, Hastings, a Sussex Police spokesman said.
Officers were made aware that the 42-year-old man had a previous medical condition so he was taken to hospital for assessment.
Shortly before 6am today, he was assessed by staff at Conquest Hospital in Hastings as being fit for release and was taken to Hastings police station to be questioned, the spokesman said. .
As he was being taken to a cell, he began bleeding heavily from his groin. Officers gave first aid while they waited for paramedics to take him to hospital. He is currently in a critical but stable condition at Conquest Hospital.
The Department of Health has responded to the campaign of a mother calling for more awareness of the condition Group Strep B. Jane Plumb's baby son died after he contracted the illness. The mother-of-two from Sussex has been asking for a test for the condition to be more widely available.
“Preventing group B streptococcus (GBS) is an important issue and we are committed to reducing cases of this infection.
“In December 2012, after meeting the Group B Strep support group, Ministers and the Chief Medical Officer agreed that Public Health England should independently investigate the availability of the test.
– Department of Health spokesperson
“This investigation found the test is not effective and would result in thousands of women needlessly being offered intravenous antibiotics, which is not risk-free. We will look at the evidence again in 2015, or earlier, if new research is published which addresses these important questions.”
A woman who lost her son to the condition 'Strep B' has been named 'Tesco Mum of the Year' for her campaign against the illness.
Strep B contributed to the death of Jane Plumb's baby son Theo 18 years ago. Since then, the mother-of-two from Sussex, has campaigned for better information about Strep B.
You may have heard of hairless cats, but what about hairless guinea pigs? Skinny pigs as they are known are pretty much bald - apart from a little bit of fluff around their muzzle. The RSPCA say they need a lot of care and attention to keep them happy and healthy. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
In the UK we buy over 2 billion bottles of water a year. So David Purseglove is tapping into that market by selling natural mineral water from his back garden. It sounds more like Peckham springs, than Perrier, but Peartree Well water is now being sold all over the world. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
You'd be lucky to buy a coffee for less than a couple of pounds these days, but a woman from Heathfield in East Sussex has created a blog to help families feed themselves for just one pound a day.
Since Lesley Cooper started her blog which includes recipes and shopping lists, the site has been over loaded - people have flocked to it in their millions. Charlotte Wilkins reports. Find out more about Lesley's recipes here.
They're the latest must-have pet... Hairless guinea pigs - or skinnies as they're known - are causing a stir at a Sussex garden centre.
South Down Nurseries have reported huge interest since they started selling them at Christmas.
The music mogul from Sussex, aged 54, had jetted over to New York and was by his partner's side as she gave birth shortly before 11pm.
A spokesman for the X Factor judge said: "They are all OK. Simon was there for the birth. He landed at 6.15pm, British time, and he was at the hospital by about 7.15pm.
"He was there for the birth."
He said details about the baby, including how much he weighed, were not available yet.
ALL Uckfield to London Bridge services have been cancelled today due to the landslip at #Oxted, a shuttle is running Oxted to Uckfield
ALL East Grinstead to London Bridge services are cancelled today due to the landslip at #Oxted, a shuttle is running East Grinstead to Oxted
ALL London Bridge to East Grinstead services are cancelled today due to the landslip at #Oxted, a shuttle is running Oxted to East Grinstead