Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
09 January 2013 04:13 PM
Saliva found on the t-shirt of a victim allegedly involved in a fight with N-Dubz's Dappy has a "billion-to-one" DNA link to the rapper, a court has heard.
07 January 2013 04:09 PM
N-Dubz rapper Dappy has pleaded not guilty to three assault charges ahead of a trial for an offence of affray in connection with a fight at a petrol station which left three men with serious facial injuries.
06 January 2013 08:32 PM
A coach carrying 26 passengers has overturned while travelling on a motorway, according to police.
04 January 2013 05:43 PM
A man who beat his retired BBC journalist father to death with a hammer in a “shocking and gruesome” attack has been given a hospital order, a court has confirmed.
17 December 2012 10:11 AM
Anthem-rockers The Killers have been named as the last headliner for next year's Isle of Wight Festival.
03 December 2012 10:33 AM
Singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, Blondie, Ellie Goulding and Bloc Party are among acts added to the line-up of next-year's Isle of Wight Festival.
16 November 2012 05:18 PM
As every year goes by it's getting harder to justify that degree
13 November 2012 12:11 PM
The universe is expanding at a rate comparable to a rollercoaster, according to scientists who have mapped the galaxies for the first time as they were 11 billion years ago.
08 November 2012 02:57 PM
The pilot of an airplane carrying 34 passengers had to turn off an engine before making an emergency landing after the aircraft developed a technical fault midair.
02 November 2012 11:11 AM
A freight distribution manager who hid more than 14 million cigarettes in refrigerated lorries carrying fruit and vegetables, to evade an estimated £2.5 million in duty and VAT, has been jailed, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'
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