Jane Merrick

Jane Merrick is Political Editor of The Independent on Sunday.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
People walk around the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London

Gardening is the new clubbing

The surge in interest has come in defiance of the horticultural establishment

The women on Bear Grylls’ island have a remarkable similarity to the campaigning politicians

Round and round they go: The contestants' behaviour on Bear Grylls's survival series The Island reminded me of the election campaign

The parties are hunting for this electoral sweet spot, as elusive as a juicy yucca root in a mangrove forest

Labour's proposed anti-tax avoidance measures will raise £7.5bn by the middle of the next parliament

General Election 2015: £7.5bn game changer as Labour pledges to crack down on tax avoidance

Reforms would pay for tuition fee cuts, an end to the bedroom tax, and a new NHS care fund

Ed Miliband has grown in recent days, in a what-doesn’t-kill-you-makes-you-stronger way

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband - Buoyant Labour leader says he'll be as radical as Attlee, Wilson and Blair

Exclusive: Fired up by the Tories' personal attacks, he now feels a new connection with voters

Instead of one Garden Bridge that costs a fortune, why not lots of smaller, cheaper ones?

I can think of so many more deserving projects that would benefit from this £60m

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood almost provided the Birgitte Nyborg Moment in this week's Leaders' Debate

We cannot expect our MPs to look like Aidan Turner or Lily James, but appearance does count in politics

We need to get over the pretence that it doesn't. If you go for a job interview, you put on your best suit and get a good haircut

Most of the net growth in women’s employment has been in low-paid jobs

Sixty per cent of new jobs for women since 2010 are low paid

The number of women in low-paid jobs has increased since the last election, figures have revealed. Since 2010, nearly 60 per cent of new jobs for women have come from low-paying industries, compared with 39 per cent of new jobs for men.

Ed Miliband's old primary school in Yorkshire will be used as polling staion and could be key come election day

General Election 2015: Why Ed Miliband's old school could hold the keys to Downing Street

Jane Merrick talks to voters – many undecided – in crucial swing-seat Pudsey

Parmjit Dhanda: his career reflects Labour’s fortunes

My Political Race by Parmjit Dhanda - book review: Parliamentary prejudice

This book represents the stalled progress of black and ethnic minority representation in British politics

Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, with her boyfriend, fellow vlogger Alfie Deyes

If children are obese then blame food manufacturers, not Zoella

The rules on restricting advertising to children need to be updated

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most
Katy Perry prevented from buying California convent for $14.5m after nuns sell to local businesswoman instead

No grace of God for Katy Perry as sisters act to stop her buying convent

Archdiocese sues nuns who turned down star’s $14.5m because they don’t approve of her
Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
Michael Fassbender in 'Macbeth': The Scottish play on film, from Welles to Cheggers

Something wicked?

Films of Macbeth don’t always end well - just ask Orson Welles... and Keith Chegwin
10 best sun creams for body

10 best sun creams for body

Make sure you’re protected from head to toe in the heatwave
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon files

Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games
Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes

There is more than a shiny trophy to be won by England’s World Cup women

The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed
How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
Sugary drinks 'are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year'

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map