Janet Street-Porter

A former editor of The Independent on Sunday, Janet Street-Porter is now the paper’s editor-at-large. As a journalist and broadcaster she has had an innovative and groundbreaking career in television, creating programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and LWT, for which she has won a Bafta and the Prix Italia. She is also vice president of the Rambler’s Association.

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RBS has left thousands of its poorest customers struggling

There’s one word banks won’t say — 'sorry'

If RBS bosses had a single brain cell, they would have told their staff to visit ordinary folk and hand out cash

British national Eleanor Hawkins (front), along with three other tourists from Canada and the Netherlands, are escorted by police as they leave a court hearing in Kota Kinabalu, in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah

We can put gap-year students like Eleanor Hawkins to better use by making them volunteer at home

A year of voluntary work should be a compulsory part of further education

The right of children to breath clean air trumps any ‘right’ a parent has to smoke

Addiction to cigarettes is harming children in low-income homes and they have no choice in the matter

A teenage girl uses her smartphone in bed.

Remove smartphones from the hands of under-18s and maybe they will grow up to be less dumb

We must re-engage young people in our democracy, and learn some lessons from the SNP’s stunning success.

Time travel: Thomas Cook has been trading since 1841

A horror show from Thomas Cook that tells you all you need to know about ethical consumerism

When corporations behave badly we have the power to bring them down by removing their life blood, but we rarely exercise it

With one billion prescriptions written every year, it’s time to wean ourselves off the drugs

Medication has reached a shocking level in the UK: the NHS in England dishes out 2.7 million items every single day

David Cameron speaks outside of Downing Street

Democracy has spoken – but was anyone in power actually listening?

If he truly cares about Britain, Cameron needs to find a way to listen to other points of view and to move to consensus rather than confrontation

The best communicators in the final TV debate were the audience, not the party leaders

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg could learn a thing or two about talking to the public from three passionate women

The best communicators in the debate in that hall in Leeds were the amateurs, the ordinary folk sitting in the audience

Fat is harmful and obesity should not be a badge of pride

The latest fatwa has been slapped on singer Jamelia

Queen Elizabeth II with members of the Order of Merit

Either the Queen thinks that only one in 24 Britons are women, or her Order of Merit is appallingly backward

There’s nothing wrong in recognising the most distinguished minds in our society, but there's obviously been a huge oversight here

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What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
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
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 excess, 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
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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
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Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

This was the year of 24-carat Golden Oldies
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Paris Fashion Week

Thom Browne's scarecrows offer a rare beacon in commercial offerings
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Isis, a year of the caliphate

Who can defeat the so-called 'Islamic State' – and how?
Marks and Spencer: Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?

Marks and Spencer

Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?
'We haven't invaded France': Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak

'We haven't invaded France'

Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
7/7 bombings 10 years on: Four emergency workers who saved lives recall the shocking day that 52 people were killed

Remembering 7/7 ten years on

Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since