Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
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.
03 October 2012 09:41 AM
Two children killed by their IRA bomb survivor father suffered multiple stab wounds, according to police.
28 September 2012 11:04 AM
The season for pirate attacks in the Arabian Sea has begun with an attack on a dhow, according to a UK maritime security company.
26 September 2012 10:46 AM
Scientists are to launch a major study of little-known proteins they believe are a contributing factor to diseases such as dementia and multiple sclerosis.
25 September 2012 03:00 PM
The widow of veteran broadcaster and former Fleet Street editor Derek Jameson paid tribute to an “incredible character” at his funeral service today.
13 September 2012 08:55 AM
A man with Down's Syndrome is taking legal action against an NHS trust after a do not resuscitate (DNR) order was put on his file without the knowledge of his next of kin.
07 September 2012 12:00 AM
Two police officers are to be prosecuted for misconduct in public office following the death of a 52-year-old man while under police restraint.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'