Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
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
06 March 2013 10:50 AM
Comedian and former drug addict Russell Brand has admitted that he is still tempted to take heroin.
28 February 2013 05:24 PM
Naked rambler Stephen Gough has been issued with an interim anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) banning him from going nude in public places.
22 February 2013 05:45 PM
A “physical and mental bully” has been jailed for six years and three months for trafficking four men to the UK and exploiting them to work as slaves.
18 February 2013 09:39 AM
Hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks have been added to the line-up of the Isle of Wight Festival along with 1980s favourites T'Pau.
15 February 2013 12:21 PM
N-Dubz rapper Dappy broke down in tears and shouted 'Yes' after he avoided a jail term today when he was sentenced for assault and affray.
28 January 2013 09:49 AM
Bob Geldof is to be reunited with the Boomtown Rats for the first time in more than 25 years at a festival this summer.
21 January 2013 09:56 AM
"Modfather" Paul Weller is the latest act to be added to the bill for this year's Isle of Wight Festival.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
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