Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley is Political Correspondent for The Independent on Sunday.

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Laws must 'evolve' on aided suicide

Two new Health ministers have called for an overhaul of the law on assisted suicide.

Frances O'Grady is the TUC's first ever female general secretary

Frances O'Grady: 'Women are feeling hard done by'

One of her first battles – as the TUC's first ever female general secretary – will be on behalf of those who are 'easy to pick on'. Matt Chorley meets Frances O'Grady

Reshuffle: The appointment of climate sceptic Owen Paterson as Environment Secretary dismayed green groups, even though climate change policy lies elsewhere in Energy. And green Tory modernisers, including Greg Clark, Nick Boles and Dan Poulter, were promoted. Even so, the Lib Dems warn of a green battle until 2015

Tories' dash for gas risks climate target

Go green, vote blue, said David Cameron, but even his environment adviser thinks difficult decisions are being put off

Greens urged to ape Lib Dems' polling tactics

Leader Lucas says her party can bring about a realignment of the left

Any levy on sugared drinks will spark opposition from the food industry

Lib Dem conference to press for 'fizzy drinks tax'

A fizzy drinks tax is needed to tackle Britain's obesity crisis, Liberal Democrats will argue, as part of a major shake-up of the food and drink industry.

MALCOLM TUCKER: Out of power, but still powerful, the pottymouthed maniac is already plotting to oust Murray. Most like: Alastair Campbell

Omnishambles! The Thick of It's #%*@%*# back!

As TV's sweary political satire 'The Thick of It' returns, Matt Chorley looks at who's up, who's down, and whom they most resemble in real life

Matt Chorley: The Emperor's New Clothes (02/09/12)

Doctor Who is back this week. But the programme rarely justifies the hysteria that precedes it
Imagine the life of hip-hop star Will.i.am on Twitter

Just Will.i.am: Imagining the singer's life on Twitter

The hip-hop star used to be a breath of fresh air: now, the chronic tweeter is inescapable, and faintly tedious. Worse, he's given wor Cheryl a bloody nose and even appeared in 'The Financial Times'!

A global shortage of helium has sent prices sky-high

Up, up & away! Helium shortage sends prices sky high

Could the party be over for the lowly balloon?

David Laws 'will attend cabinet meetings but will not have a vote'

Expenses cheat David Laws to return to government

David Laws is to return to government as a Liberal Democrat policy "firefighter" tackling coalition rows across Whitehall.

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As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
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The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
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Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
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2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
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Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
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The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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