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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David and Samantha Cameron arrive for the COnservative Party fundraiser

Women in the House, driverless Tube trains and all-year schools

Has feminism stalled? I've complained before that politics doesn't reflect the real world, and the antics at last week's PMQs show that nothing has changed

Bristol has half the density of housing and a fifth more green spaces than the places where people were the most unfit, such as Liverpool

Healthy cities: How can architects and planners get us moving if we ignore warnings from doctors?

In future, our buildings will have to be more holistic and less about architects' egos

Esther McVey worked for Janet Street-Porter as a trainee ... making the tea and tidying the office

First jobs are boring, repetitive and badly paid - most school-leavers just want to be famous

You need to start at the bottom to work your way up to the top, but most kids don't seem to realise that

Michelle Obama entered her sixth year in the White House - and is widely considered a role model

Being First Lady is a pointless non-job, unlike painting MPs

The post-holder is unelected and wields no power - there isn’t a similar role for men

Sugar is one of the most addictive substances

The latest calls for a tax on sugar are a lost cause

Ordering manufacturers to reduce sugar content is hopeless, they will find other ways to keep us addicted

Bishop Northampton has said people should not feel guilty

Human blindness, bad education and outdated gongs

I celebrated my birthday last week, cooking a feast and eating it with friends. The same day, 27 December, Father Joseph Williams parked his car outside Morrisons supermarket in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. He was probably planning to join shoppers in the store, but something happened. In spite of people constantly coming and going, nobody noticed for three days that the priest was slumped over his steering wheel, dead. The Bishop of Northampton said: "It makes people feel guilty that we didn't look or that we didn't find him, but it was unavoidable and it's just one of those things. It would seem that he died of natural causes." Well, I want people to feel guilty, because I certainly do, and I don't even live within 50 miles of that particular Morrisons.

The big four, Tesco, Asda, Morrison and Sainsbury’s, have seen their market share decline

Supermarket sweep, BBC 'news', choral craze, music scandal

On a £212 shop last week I got exactly £2.50 off with a my Waitrose loyalty card – pathetic

Mike Tyson has led an appalling and sad life, but are we not a country that gives second chances?

Mike Tyson is an appalling role model but I thought we were a country that gave people a second chance

He has served his sentence and has spent a lot of time trying to change his way

Llast week George Osborne announced people will have to wait until they are 70 before claiming a state pension

Family additions, fond farewells and the pleasures of tweeting

I am optimistic for Alice and Owen; their old age will be a damn sight better than that of most pensioners today

Ed Balls has 'categorically' declared he has never taken cocaine

Older – not necessarily wiser as pensioners who still work take drugs at the weekends

Will older people start behaving like teenagers?

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