Live updates

Schools given life-saving lessons inspired by two tragedies

They were brought together by the most harrowing circumstances: the death of a child. But they're united in their determination to save the lives of others.

Daz Saunders lost her son Connor after he was attacked in the street three years ago. Tracy Hall's daughter Mia died suddenly while on holiday.

Now, the two mothers are providing life-saving equipment and training to schools. Malcolm Shaw has their remarkable story.

Advertisement

The highest honour for Normandy's heroes

A group of D-Day veterans from across the south east have been presented with France's highest award.

They received the Legion d'Honneur as thanks for their role in the liberation of Europe at the end of the second world war.

The French government announced last year it is to honour all surviving veterans of the biggest seaborne invasion in history. Richard Jones reports.

France's highest honour awarded to Normandy veterans

8 Normandy veterans to receive France's highest honour Credit: PA

In 2014, the French government announced it was to award the Legion d'Honneur medal to all surviving British veterans who took part in the Normandy Campaign, which began on D-Day, 6th June 1944. Since then, the medals have been awarded to many British veterans.

Today eight men, who live in the south of England and served in a variety of units in the Royal Navy and British Army will receive the honour.

The Legion d'Honneur is the highest decoration awarded by the French state.

Human space flight - inspiring young minds

Young aspiring astronauts learn about human space flight Credit: PA

20 science centres across the UK, including The Observatory Science Centre in East Sussex, have joined forces with Tim Peake to create the Destination Space programme which aims to provide children all over the country with a unique opportunity to learn about human space flight.

The centre at Herstmonceux, is hosting a special weekend - today and tomorrow - packed full of facts about rockets and life in space.

Chichester born Tim Peake - the European Space Agency's first British astronaut - will blast off from Kazakhstan for the start of his mission on board the International Space Station.

Grieving mothers help save the lives of others

They were brought together by the most harrowing of circumstances - the death of a child. But they're united in their determination to save the lives of others.

Daz Saunders lost her son Connor after he was attacked in the street three years ago. Tracy Hall's daughter Mia died suddenly while on holiday in 2011.

Now, the two mothers are providing life-saving equipment and training to schools and sports clubs. Malcolm Shaw has their remarkable story.

Advertisement

How safe are you from becoming homeless?

As most of us look forward to a cosy Christmas at home with family and friends, there are others who'll spend it alone and on the streets.

Now, a charity in Sussex has released a hard-hitting film, showing just how quickly someone can become homeless.

The Brighton Housing Trust says more people in the city are sleeping rough than ever before. Malcolm Shaw spoke to the charity's Chief Executive, Andy Winter.

Feed the five thousand

We talk about feeding the 5,000 - and that's what has been happening here today. Royal Navy chefs, cooking up to 5,000 meals - with food which would otherwise have been thrown away. We waste more - than any other country in Europe. Each family, every year - throwing out around £500 of groceries. That's why the issue of food waste was highlighted, in Portsmouth. With the story - Andrew Pate.

Housing crisis - developers blamed for lack of new builds

We're often told there's a housing crisis in the South East. But is it really true? And if so, who's to blame?

Now, conservationists have accused housebuilders of 'landbanking': holding on to land for years to increase its value and boost their profits.

But developers say it's the complex system of planning permission that's the problem. Malcolm Shaw has been listening to both sides of the story.

Team of 30 to restore 3 WW1 guns as part of new exhibition

A team of 30 volunteers are going to be spending the next six months restoring three guns that saw action at the most famous naval battle of the first world war. Once completed, they'll be part of a new exhibition in Portsmouth to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. Richard Jones reports.

Load more updates