Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
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.
02 April 2012 02:30 PM
A man who died after collapsing at the finishing line of a half-marathon has been named as a fitness enthusiast who encouraged people to do exercise in their lunch breaks.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
- 3 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 4 Pornhub pleads with users to stop uploading videos of Brazil 'getting f**ked by Germany' in World Cup match
- 5 Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less