South East concern over Scottish referendum uncertainty
In less than one week's time people in Scotland will make an historic decision when they vote whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to become independent.
In the past 24 hours Lloyds, RBS, Clydesdale, and Tesco Bank have all said that if Scotland votes for independence they would move their legal headquarters south of the border.
So, the stakes have never been higher for both the yes and no camps. It's a contentious issue - not just north of the border but here in the South East too.
At Versapak International, near Dartford, they make, amongst other things, ballot boxes and security seals, some of which will be used by local authorities for the referendum next week. Like many companies, which trade with Scotland, they're concerned about the current uncertainty - particularly over whether Scotland would be able to continue to use the pound or not.
The company's business development manager Julie Goddard says: "Nobody quite knows at the moment what this is going to mean for people, what currency would come into play - whether they would become part of the EU."
Issue of Calais migrants trying to reach the UK is not new
The issue of migrants trying to cross from Calais to the UK is certainly not a new one.
There were riots back in 2001 and 2002 when the controversial refugee camp Sangatte was closed on the orders of the then Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Sarkozy.
Thames Estuary airport rejection no surprise
Few people will have been surprised by the announcement that a hub airport in the Thames estuary will not now be one of the options considered by the government when it looks to increase aviation capacity.
The plan, championed by the London Mayor Boris Johnson, was certainly ambitious and always looked like it only ever had an outside chance of being adopted.
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.
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.