The 'Dambusters' raid was commemorated today at Herne Bay in Kent where the 'bouncing bombs' invented by Barnes Wallis were tested.
Overseas students living thousands of miles away can study at British universities without leaving home.
Runners from our region have described how they avoided being caught up in the deadly explosions in Boston by a matter of minutes.
Click video: A Canadian astronaut has become a global star, sharing stunning images of earth from the International Space Station via Twitter. Many of Commander Chris Hadfield's photos show a very different view of the South. Andrew Pate reports.
Servicemen and women from Fourth Battalion the Rifles in Wiltshire, said goodbye to their loved ones just two weeks ago, and deployed to Afghanistan for a six month tour.
British forces are scheduled to withdraw next year, so the troops focus is now on supporting and training the Afghans. Sally Lockwood reports.
The death of Dorset sailor, Andrew Simpson, in San Francisco on Thursday has raised questions over the £6.5 million AC72 boat he was sailing. The Artemis team has released this statement:
"Artemis Racing is in the process of conducting a thorough review and analysis of this week’s accident.
As a part of this review, Artemis Racing is sharing and exchanging data and information with concurrent work being performed by America’s Cup and the San Francisco Police Department."
Until this process is complete, any conclusions being made about the events that led to the boat’s capsizing and its tragic outcome are pure speculation.
Out of respect for Bart’s memory and his family, we ask that the broader sailing community and others reserve judgment until all the facts are known, and not persist in unnecessary rumour. We again thank everyone for their continued support and thoughts during this difficult time.
Iain Percy, long-term friend and Artemis Racing teammate with whom Andrew Simpson won his Olympic Star gold and silver medals, posted the following on his Facebook page tonight:
“Yesterday I lost my closest friend of over twenty five years, the friendliest and kindest man I have ever met. I cannot believe he is no longer with us.
“Now all our thoughts should be with his wife and two amazing boys who meant the world to him. Andrew has more friends than anyone and we will continue to support his family with all our hearts
The National Sailing Academy is commemorating the life of the Dorset sailor Andrew Simpson. 'Bart' as his friends called him, was killed in an accident during a training exercise for the Americas' Cup on Thursday.
The tribute on the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy website reads:
"A profound loss to the sailing world. Bart Simpson was a true British Olympic sailor showing huge grit and determination throughout his life.
"A success on and off the water Bart was a family man and always a celebrated team player.
"Greatly admired around the world, the global sailing fraternity has lost a true gentleman. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.".
A kidnapper jailed by a court in New York in his absence nine years ago has been arrested in Kent.
The friends and neighbours of a supermarket worker from Kent who was exposed by police as a violent fugative say they are shocked by his arrest. Kent Police detained Sean Lopes yesterday.
He is wanted in New York for the attempted murder and kidnap of a woman nine years ago. Watch Derek Johnson' report here.
Universities from the South are going global in the battle to win a share of the lucrative overseas student market. Demand for higher education in developing countries is soaring. Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.
A new exhibition of work by a female war artist has just opened with pride of place given to a painting which honours a soldier from Brighton who died in Afghanistan.
Called "I am Strong', the painting was inspired by words from the last letter written by Corporal Sean Reeve. Richard Jones reports.
Kent police have arrest a man in Chatham for offences in the United States, committed nine years ago. 47-year-old Sean Lopes, is wanted for charges of attempted murder and kidnapping in New York. He fled the country when he was released on bail in 2004.
A member of the public raised concerns about Lopes to Kent Police, who started investigating him. He was arested on Monday after an extradition warrant was issued by Westminister Magistrates' Court, and has been remanded in Custody.