News Drilling equipment at the Cuadrilla exploration drilling site in Balcombe

No fracking will take place at a site in West Sussex which was at the centre of large-scale protests last year, energy company Cuadrilla has told residents.

Huge oil find under village in West Sussex

Residents of a small village in West Sussex have been told they are sitting on a £345m oil reserve.

Minister praises staff after prison riot

Prisons minister Crispin Blunt today praised staff for their handling of riots at an open prison.

Blaze at open prison after inmates riot

An open prison was in flames today in a New Year's Day rampage by inmates thought to have been sparked by attempts to breathalyse them to check for contraband alcohol.

Boy, 17, arrested over man's death

A boy of 17 was arrested today by detectives investigating the death of a middle-aged man at his seaside home.

Pair held over nightclub 'glassing' attack

A girl of 17 and a man have been freed on bail after being arrested over a vicious glassing incident in a seaside nightclub, police said today.

Icy blast for transport operators

Questions were being asked tonight about Britain's ability to cope with sub-zero conditions after much of the transport network shuddered to a halt.

Lib Dems target Clegg over tuition fees

More than 100 Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidates have called on leader Nick Clegg to oppose the proposed rise in tuition fees.

Howard Flight: a man with a record for right-wing soundbites

Self-made millionaire was sacked for controversial views in 2005

Coroner queries American Bulldogs as pets

A coroner today questioned whether American Bulldogs should be kept by families with young children after an 18-month-old girl was mauled to death by her uncle's dog.

Policeman not guilty of rape

Pc Terry Price, who serves as a Sussex Police officer based at Horsham, was accused of attacking a woman in October last year.

Man shot by police in domestic incident

A man was shot by police after threatening a woman with a gun, a force spokeswoman said today.

Flood alert as storms hit the UK

Parts of Britain were braced for flash flooding today as the latest severe bout of weather hit the country.

'Giant's Causeway' stones auctioned

Stones thought to be from the Giant's Causeway, which were once used to protect the US Open golf champion Graeme McDowell's home club from IRA car bombs, sold for just under £20,000 yesterday. The seven hexagonal basalt column sections, which were outside Rathmore clubhouse at Portrush, Co Antrim, were auctioned in Billingshurst, West Sussex, for £19,112.50, to an overseas phone bidder.

Pet Of The Week: The Southdown sheep

We've embraced the urban chicken and the micro pig... now it's time to consider the domestic sheep. OK, so it's probably not suited to a one-bed city flat, but, with sheep numbers having halved in the UK in the past 20 years – due in part to us using less wool – it's about time we gave them some attention.

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn