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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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

Janet Street-Porter: Why on earth is the cash-strapped NHS threatening to pay Slimming World to make a nation of lard arses slightly thinner?

Nice wants our financially strapped NHS to fund 12-week weight-loss courses

I know who should pay for their GP appointments:
the people who don’t turn up for them

It happens with hotels, restaurants and plane tickets. Three missed appointments and you should be dumped and have to seek care elsewhere.

Janet Street-Porter: Jackie Kennedy is one of history’s glamorous enigmas — it’s a shame modern stars don’t follow her lead

The emergence of Jackie’s letters reminds us that letter-writing is dying fast

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