Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.

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Scientists study dementia proteins

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.

Derek Jameson's widow pays tribute to the broadcaster at his funeral

The widow of veteran broadcaster and former Fleet Street editor Derek Jameson paid tribute to an “incredible character” at his funeral service today.

Down's Syndrome man takes legal action over 'do not resuscitate' order

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.

Police to be prosecuted over death

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.

Surrey Police Authority pulls out of privatisation scheme following G4S Olympics shambles

A police authority has confirmed that it is pulling out of a privatisation scheme following the failure of security firm G4S to provide enough guards for the Olympics.

Two Kent Police officers to be charged after man dies while being restrained

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.

Man remanded over Kent hospital fires

A 34-year-old man has appeared in court charged with starting a series of fires including at two hospitals, according to police.

Royal Navy minehunter returns from Gulf duty

A sailor has been reunited with his baby daughter after spending more than seven months at sea on board a Royal Navy mine hunter.

Parasite responsible for shrimp sex-change problem, says scientists

A gender-bending parasite has been discovered which is believed to be responsible for turning male shrimps and other crustaceans into females.

Andrew Lansley hails 'fantastic' improvement in cancer care

Treatment for cancer sufferers has undergone a "fantastic" improvement with patients being seen more quickly and given wider treatment options, the Health Secretary has said.

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Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
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Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

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5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

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A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
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The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
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How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
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Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable