Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
31 May 2013 09:48 AM
The death of a soldier at an Army barracks has prompted a police investigation although officers said there are no suspicious circumstances.
29 May 2013 11:19 AM
A tiny but feisty species of amphibian that lived in the shadows of dinosaurs has been discovered by scientists.
28 May 2013 03:00 PM
A supermarket worker has been suspended for wearing a Help for Heroes bracelet and a poppy in tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby.
17 May 2013 08:59 AM
Fatboy Slim has been announced as the final headliner for Bestival's 10th anniversary event.
14 May 2013 12:15 PM
Music-lovers need not fear bad weather at this year's Isle of Wight Festival following major improvements to the access routes to the site, according to the promoter.
09 April 2013 10:26 AM
Reflexology may be as effective as painkillers, according to a new scientific survey.
02 April 2013 03:51 PM
An ancient gold ring which is believed to have inspired JRR Tolkien to write The Hobbit is to have its own exhibition for the first time.
02 April 2013 10:37 AM
Police have arrested a man in connection with a raid in which a petrol station cashpoint machine was blown open by thieves.
18 March 2013 11:35 AM
Motorists caught driving while using their mobile phones have blamed "ranting" ex-wives, over-zealous bosses and even childbirth for their offending behaviour, according to police.
11 March 2013 10:28 AM
Or doesn't even a smile help unattractive people? Portsmouth university researchers say they have found the answer
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
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