Ben Mitchell is deputy editor of the cross-party blog Speaker's Chair, and contributing editor of Shifting Grounds.
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.
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.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 2 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 3 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating