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.
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- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water
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