Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
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.
30 October 2012 04:18 PM
There are signs that the Tories want to opt out - they shouldn't be alllowed to
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: The seven claims made about the migrants - and the reality
- 1 Artist Jamie McCartney: How The Great Wall of Vagina is a stand against 'body fascism'
- 2 Katie Hopkins reveals fear she will die during brain surgery to cure epilepsy
- 3 Tom Cruise: Reporters banned from asking actor about Scientology
- 4 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 5 Michael B Jordan and Kate Mara handle excruciatingly awkward and offensive interview questions like pros