What does the Scottish referendum mean in the South East?
The South East of England is geographically closer to France than to Scotland but since the Act of Union in 1707 England and Scotland have been inextricably linked - sharing taxes, borders and crucially currency.
But that could all change on 18 September. Scots who no longer live there can't take part in the referendum but Stuart Harvey who has lived in Margate for the past 15 years has no doubt how he'd like to vote.
He tells me: "I would vote Yes if I was up in Scotland - my concern is if it's not taken now then that's the chance gone for generations."
He admits the decision for many is based on emotional rather than practical concerns and says funding for the NHS and the nuclear weapons based on the Clyde are real concerns for Scots.
North of the border the issue of whether Scotland should be independent has been debated for months now - with heated exchanges in TV debates between Alex Salmond and the former chancellor Alistair Darling.
Whitstable and East Renfrewshire
Rail fare increases have become a political football
Commuters across the South East - who already pay some of the highest train fares in the country - are bracing themselves for average season ticket price rises of 3.5% in January, following the announcement of the July inflation figures.
That means commuters travelling from Dover Priory to London, who already pay £5,012 for a season ticket, could face an increase of £175.
Lord Howard wants fewer terminally ill people dying in hospital
A hospital ward should be the last resort at the end of someone's life - not the first one, according to the Conservative Peer and former party leader Lord Howard.
Currently, around 250,000 people each year die in hospital.
Louise Stewart blog: The spread of caste discrimination?
There was worldwide condemnation when two teenage cousins were gang raped and murdered in India in May.
The father of one of the victims said police refused to help search for his missing daughter because she belonged to the Dalit caste - formerly known as the untouchables.
Will London Bridge work mean misery for South East rail commuters?
London Bridge is one of the busiest railway stations in the capital with 120,000 passengers passing through it every morning - many having started their journey from towns and villages across Kent and Sussex.
Most of them now face months of disruption as the majority of trains won't be stopping at London Bridge station during the building works taking place there over the next three years.
State Opening of Parliament: Coalition 'fizzing with ideas'
With the usual pomp and ceremony the Queen arrived for the annual State Opening of Parliament - this time in a brand new coach, gifted to her for her Diamond Jubilee.
But the other traditions - Black Rod knocking on the Commons door which is then slammed in his face - remained the same.
European elections: UKIP strong support in the South East
Throughout the recent election campaign the UKIP leader Nigel Farage had promised his party would cause an "earthquake in British politics" beating Labour and the Tories in the European elections.
Today he celebrated as UKIP topped the polls in most of the council areas across the South East. From Dartford through to Dover and Crawley.
Local elections: South East battlegrounds
I think the local election results in the South East are significant as the Conservatives lost control of two councils - Maidstone and Crawley.
Labour won control of Crawley, which was a real boost for them - they'd pushed hard there - Ed Balls and Ed Miliband had both been campaigning in the town - it's one of their key target seats in the South East.
European Elections: UKIP's chances in the South East
It's just four weeks until May's European elections which will be the last big electoral test for all the parties ahead of next year's General Election.
They will be a key test for the South East MEP and UKIP leader Nigel Farage. He used his conference speech earlier this year to tell activists that his party could top the polls in May's European elections.
Budget 2014: Chancellor's plan aims to change 'more ebb than fleet' housing
George Osborne had largely managed to keep this year's budget under his hat after last year's debacle when the Evening Standard ran most of its contents in advance.
The silence led most political journalists to assume that meant the chancellor was going to pull a big rabbit out of the hat - a giveaway no one was expecting.