Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
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.
30 October 2012 04:18 PM
There are signs that the Tories want to opt out - they shouldn't be alllowed to
23 October 2012 04:52 PM
Two men have been arrested after Border Force officers seized cocaine with a street value of £6.8 million on a lorry at a UK ferryport.
21 October 2012 01:49 PM
Crowds gathered to wave off a tall ship as it set sail to become the first vessel of its kind to voyage around the world with a crew of disabled sailors.
20 October 2012 09:54 AM
A Royal Navy sailor has been arrested after entering an officer's cabin on board a warship with a loaded weapon, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
20 October 2012 09:02 AM
A man has died after taking a performance-enhancing drug used by bodybuilders to help burn off fat, according to police.
18 October 2012 12:36 PM
A gay couple have won their legal case against the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation who refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views, according to human rights pressure group Liberty.
09 October 2012 10:29 AM
The owner of a cat which disappeared six years ago has spoken of her delight and surprise after finding him walking in the street.
04 October 2012 12:46 PM
An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the deaths of a father and his two children, who he stabbed to death before killing himself.
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