Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
31 August 2012 10:57 AM
A sailor has been reunited with his baby daughter after spending more than seven months at sea on board a Royal Navy mine hunter.
20 August 2012 11:35 AM
A gender-bending parasite has been discovered which is believed to be responsible for turning male shrimps and other crustaceans into females.
17 August 2012 08:00 AM
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.
07 August 2012 10:12 AM
An elderly woman has died after her car hit another vehicle as she drove on the wrong side of the road, according to police.
15 July 2012 04:54 PM
A woman has died after falling from a cliff while out walking with her husband, according to police.
15 July 2012 02:38 PM
Three people were stabbed after a fight broke out at a dance music concert.
11 July 2012 10:46 AM
The Olympic flame will be carried through two of the country's great cathedral cities today.
10 July 2012 01:24 PM
A 46-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man whose torso was found wrapped in a bin liner on a popular tourist beach.
06 July 2012 02:25 PM
Police investigating the murder of a man whose torso was found on a popular tourist beach have found a second body part.
06 July 2012 01:45 PM
A wealthy jeweller and his wife who disposed of evidence to help cover up after their jealous son murdered his girlfriend have been jailed for 27 months each.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet