Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
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).
02 November 2012 06:42 AM
The wet summer has left the country with a higher risk of flooding this autumn and winter, the Environment Agency and Met Office have warned.
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- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
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