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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Overweight and obesity was closely linked to 10 common cancers

It’s too late to take the soft approach with fat people – it’s a choice, and it costs the NHS millions

The majority of obese men and women did it all by themselves, not because they had faulty glands, or a weird metabolism

A police officer stands outside a polling station

Janet Street-Porter: Whatever their age or persuasion, Britain’s voters are desperate for politicians who speak their language

A recent poll found that 44 per cent of young people felt that they are not being listened to

Is the human race in danger of making itself extinct?

Technology has taken over our lives to an ominous degree

Modern housing is not fit for purpose. It’s eroding our privacy, and suffocating the life out of Britain

We don’t just have a housing shortage, but a crisis in both quality and size

Justine Thornton with her husband, Labour leader Ed Miliband

Why do these otherwise intelligent political wives allow themselves to become talking handbags?

I've had enough of these regressive conjugal stunts

New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police

When the police release a good news story, you have to ask what it is they’re trying to hide

Why are we being told about Operation Notarise now, as it has being going on for six months?

A wedding cake with statuettes of two men is seen during the demonstration

Cakegate leaves a funny taste. Is this really the way for gay campaigners to fight for tolerance?

Aggressively targeting Christians could potentially backfire on the gay community

If Cameron can only count on friends from Eton and Oxford, no wonder he fears for his job

The picture that emerges is of an insecure bloke of limited life experience

Kill it, tweet it, eat it: Jeanette Winterson has got the right attitude to meat

Whatever the bunny-lovers say, being prepared to kill what you eat is admirable

Decorations and flags outside The Robin Hood public house in Jarrow

Janet Street-Porter: How do you teach British values?

When some children can’t even place London on a map, teaching ‘British values’ is a lot easier said than done

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