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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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

Children have a lot to learn about the consequences of knife crime, and school is the best place to start

Barry Mizen is an inspiration for refusing to dwell on punishment after the murder of his son

Care homes? You'd get better treatment at Travelodge

According to the law, mistreating a dog is a more serious crime than abusing care-home residents

New Culture Secretary Sajid Javid is just another career politician – couldn’t we have found someone who really cares about the Arts?

No wonder the public is angry about the way those in power look after themselves

Doctors worry e-cigarettes will give youngsters a taste for nicotine

Are e-cigarettes really that much safer than smoking tobacco? I’m not convinced

Plus, now we know: Cameron dreams up his policy in Waitrose

Janet Street-Porter: If only more couples could be as honest as Gwyneth and Chris

Marriage is a practical solution to bringing up kids and finding companionship, but if it doesn’t work out, don’t beat yourself up

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