Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
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.
24 June 2012 09:43 AM
Extra police are to be deployed to help revellers leave at the end of the Isle of Wight Festival after heavy rains turned the site into a mudbath causing traffic chaos.
22 June 2012 09:38 AM
Hundreds of revellers have been forced to sleep in their cars after traffic became gridlocked when the Isle of Wight Festival site turned into a mudbath caused by heavy rains.
15 June 2012 04:13 PM
A jailed doctor who tried to poison his pregnant lover has had his jail sentence extended by two years after he was found guilty of plotting to frame her from behind bars, according to police.
12 June 2012 01:03 PM
A Royal Navy warship has destroyed a Second World War mine discovered off the coast of Sardinia.
07 June 2012 11:54 AM
A 45-year-old woman who travelled to Tunisia for breast enhancement surgery has successfully claimed compensation after one of the implants exploded.
27 May 2012 01:06 PM
The death of a woman whose body was found in an underpass is being treated as suspicious by police.
26 May 2012 05:40 PM
A 15-year-old boy has drowned after jumping from a bridge into a river.
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