Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
18 May 2012 12:56 PM
A couple had a surprise when they found a tree frog nestling in some asparagus tips they bought in a supermarket.
18 May 2012 10:49 AM
A pioneering knee operation for arthritis sufferers which can halve recovery times has been developed, surgeons say.
15 May 2012 02:44 PM
A Royal Navy frigate has undertaken three counter-piracy operations during a seven-month deployment in the Indian Ocean.
01 May 2012 12:00 AM
A former police officer is under arrest on suspicion of the murder of his wife, a hairdresser who was stabbed to death in her salon yesterday.
30 April 2012 02:03 PM
A man and a dog died today when the car they were travelling in became completely submerged in "5ft of fast-flowing water" as it drove across a ford.
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.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 2 Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'