Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
26 May 2012 05:40 PM
A 15-year-old boy has drowned after jumping from a bridge into a river.
25 May 2012 11:36 AM
Cocaine with a street value of £6.5 million has been found on a container ship bringing bananas and pineapples to the UK.
25 May 2012 09:38 AM
A national screening programme is needed to tackle the "ticking time bomb" of liver disease caused by alcohol, obesity and hepatitis, according to a top doctor.
19 May 2012 12:00 AM
A store described as "Britain's rudest shop" is to shut after 170 years.
18 May 2012 12:56 PM
A couple had a surprise when they found a tree frog nestling in some asparagus tips they bought in a supermarket.
18 May 2012 10:49 AM
A pioneering knee operation for arthritis sufferers which can halve recovery times has been developed, surgeons say.
15 May 2012 02:44 PM
A Royal Navy frigate has undertaken three counter-piracy operations during a seven-month deployment in the Indian Ocean.
01 May 2012 12:00 AM
A former police officer is under arrest on suspicion of the murder of his wife, a hairdresser who was stabbed to death in her salon yesterday.
30 April 2012 02:03 PM
A man and a dog died today when the car they were travelling in became completely submerged in "5ft of fast-flowing water" as it drove across a ford.
25 April 2012 01:03 PM
The first live firings of the Hellfire missile in the UK have been carried out by Apache helicopters carrying out training on board HMS Illustrious.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
- 2 Loom bands: Bids for dress made from colourful rubber pass £170,000 on eBay
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week