Janet Street-Porter - The Independent

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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What's so bad about making a commitment to someone?

What's so wrong with marriage?

I would like to see it rebranded, because children whose parents live together may suffer when relationships break down

'I won't be putting a timer on my shower until the Energy Saving Trust saves us money by putting itself into liquidation'

Pouring our cash down the plughole

I won't be putting a timer on my shower until the Energy Saving Trust saves us money by putting itself into liquidation

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HMQ has her head in the clouds

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The BBC has spent £28m in the last eight years ensuring that people who leave will not speak out

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The home of free speech closes down for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

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Margate did not need Mary Portas – it got funds for a gallery that attracts local people and visitors

More towns should do a Margate

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Brave Ingrid engaged a man holding a meat cleaver in conversation until police arrived

The bravery of women shames men

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett engaged a man holding a meat cleaver in conversation until police arrived

Huhne’s ex-wife Vicky Pryce was released after serving two months and is writing a book entitled Prisonomics, focusing on how the prison system treats women

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Childcare minister Liz Truss hopes childminders will reduce their costs - but she can't guarantee it

Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston has kept up a steady stream of criticism of her white, male bosses ever since she arrived

Let's have more Tories like Sarah Wollaston

David Cameron has to start to listen to mouthy women like Dr Sarah Wollaston MP

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