Janet Street-Porter

Janet Street-Porter is a writer, broadcaster and former editor of The Independent on Sunday. She writes a weekly column for The Independent. Appearing regularly on TV shows including Question Time and Loose Women, and having presented series on subjects as diverse as walking, cooking and architecture, she has won several TV awards including a Bafta for originality and the Prix Italia. She has written two memoirs, Baggage and Fall Out, and had a bestseller with Life's Too F***ing Short. Having originally studied architecture, she has commissioned two houses by leading architects. She is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Why growing babies outside the womb is a positive step for us all

In the USA, Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb are embroiled in a bitter legal battle over frozen embryos which were created using his sperm and her eggs when they were in a relationship – and we’re likely to see similar court battles in future

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I met creepy Clement Freud

When Sylvia told her mother what was happening, she was accused of making it up. The same thing happened to me