Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
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.
04 July 2012 02:00 PM
A murder inquiry has been launched after the torso of a man was found wrapped in a black bin liner on a beach.
03 July 2012 12:00 AM
A snowboarding champion has been found hanged at his family home, police said.
29 June 2012 11:16 AM
The body of a man has been found on a beach after he was last seen going into the sea, according to police.
28 June 2012 01:11 PM
A woman who claimed she was so disabled that she could not open a bottle wine has been convicted of benefit fraud after she was pictured scuba-diving during exotic holidays, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
26 June 2012 03:10 PM
A 26-year-old man has died after hitting a concrete post while "landsurfing" - a new form of skateboarding.
26 June 2012 12:36 PM
A former police detective has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 17 years after admitting the murder of his partner, a policewoman whose body was found in a shallow woodland grave.
24 June 2012 05:43 PM
The promoter of the Isle of Wight Festival has apologised for the chaos caused by heavy rains at the start of the event and promised that lessons would be learned for future years.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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