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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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

The number of schools converting to academies in the primary sector has now overtaken those in the secondary sector – 2,299 to 1,884 (Getty)

In its headlong rush to make a profit, our education system is in danger of ignoring its main purpose

If you treat health and education like profit-making businesses, income and cash flow are what drive you, not social need

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu (R) and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby chat on the steps of York Minster after a Eucharist Service on July 13, 2014 in York, England

The Church of England doesn’t like to get its hands dirty by touching women – even though we’re the ones who most keep up the faith

More women than men now believe in God or the afterlife, so why is the Church so reluctant to reach out to us?

For all the medical advances, we can’t escape death. That’s why I’d rather live well than live forever

Should everyone have access to drugs costing hundreds of thousands of pounds that just delay the inevitable? It's a difficult decision

Ched Evans' apology was far too late. If he really means it, he should go and do some voluntary work

He should also take down his website and shut up until his case review is complete

’Tis the season to squander taxpayers’ money on Christmas parties for people just doing their jobs

The Financial Services Authority has set aside £180,000 for its festivities this year

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