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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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

Thanks to social media, we’ve become a shouty society where no one listens and bullies prosper

New laws are supposed to protect us from internet trolling, but they will be totally ineffective

For all his faults, Russell Brand is utterly sincere, something politicians should emulate

It’s easy to sneer and knock Brand’s musings, but too much emphasis is placed on being 'constructive' in arguments

Sex education given in secondary schools ‘may already be too late’ for pupils

It’s parents who schools should be teaching about sex and social health – not just their children

When I was young discipline started at home, long before school

One 200ml bottle of codeine linctus contains three times the equivalent level of morphine you'd get in casualty if you broke your wrist

The ‘war on drugs’ consistently ignores its greatest enemy: over-the-counter painkillers

More than 32,000 people are addicted to codeine alone in the UK

Madonna about to take a tumble at the Brit Awards 2015

Making fun of Madonna for daring to look good in middle age merely shows how envious we are

High-profile women over 50 generally start to fade out of the nation’s consciousness, whereas men can go on

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You might not support the Tories, but at least Esther McVey knows how to speak to the electorate

Too often politicians speak and we don’t understand what language they are using

HMRC pursued 150 HSBC clients with secretive Swiss accounts

There's one tax system for the rich, and one for the rest of us

I once worked in a tax office. It was chaos

The CEO of Twitter is right – the site does 'suck' at protecting its users from trolls. But what can we do?

Twitter trolls will never go away, so you might as well get used to them  – or just log off

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence