Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
25 April 2012 01:03 PM
The first live firings of the Hellfire missile in the UK have been carried out by Apache helicopters carrying out training on board HMS Illustrious.
25 April 2012 08:14 AM
A 15-year-old girl has died during a school game of rounders.
16 April 2012 04:15 PM
Heroin with an estimated street value of £14 million has been seized from a dhow on the Indian Ocean by a Royal Navy warship, the MoD said today.
13 April 2012 02:25 PM
A man who was stabbed to death in a fight after a late-night party was named by police today as Simon Warton.
13 April 2012 10:48 AM
The ability of the Royal Navy to cope with events such as a terrorist attack on the Olympics is being tested next week with a massive exercise involving warships from across Europe and North America.
13 April 2012 09:19 AM
A man found dead in a burning car is believed to have been murdered, police said today.
12 April 2012 04:56 PM
A four-year-old girl has been accepted into Mensa after achieving a score of 159 on an IQ test.
12 April 2012 12:51 PM
Three men and a woman were remanded in custody when they appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man whose burnt body was found in an industrial bin.
10 April 2012 12:50 PM
An 87-year-old woman has been given an interim anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) for playing her radio too loud and banging her walking stick on the wall, a council confirmed today.
04 April 2012 10:58 AM
Crowds of people gathered today to wave off one of the Royal Navy's newest and most powerful warships as it set sail for the Falkland Islands a day before the 30th anniversary of the British task force setting sail for war.
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