Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley is Political Correspondent for The Independent on Sunday.

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Waste land: A train used for carrying flasks of spent uranium fuel rods sits at Sellafield plant

Nuclear dumps are fast tracked

The government plans to accelerate the burial of radioactive nuclear waste, despite risk warnings

Morrisons backs down on cut-price milk

Supermarket giant says it will pay an extra 5p a litre as farmers vow to step up action against shops that sell below cost

Matt Chorley: The Emperor's New Clothes (22/07/12)

A gnome in the rockery! Who could defend such vulgarity? Cue our own comical ornament...
Britain in numbers...
1.23m: Holidaymakers in year to May 2012
£18.2bn: Amount holidaymakers spent in year to May 2012
£100m: Budget for GREAT global marketing campaign
2bn: The number of people who watched the Royal Wedding

Cold, wet and gridlocked, but still they come

Tourist chief wants budget boost as record numbers flock to Britain

'Stop apologising,' says Clegg

Nick Clegg has "had it with apologising" and told Liberal Democrats to stop being "sensitive violets" put off by having doors slammed in their faces.

David Laws: George Osborne attempted to get him to defect to the Tories in 2007. He declined

David Laws: 'I am not a Tory; I'm a liberal'

Forced to resign from the Treasury during the expenses scandal, the former Barclays banker contemplates a return to government. Matt Chorley meets David Laws

Farmers threaten to pour milk down the drain

Producers object to sharp cuts in price they get
Laws: 'We have created a fairer, more progressive system'

Lib Dem chiefs face party battle on tuition-fee pledge

The Liberal Democrat leadership faces a showdown with party activists over plans to ditch its flagship policy of abolishing tuition fees at the 2015 general election.

Tristan Watkins, 17: 'I haven't seen a bus in three years and there's no signal here for mobiles'

Rural youth feel harsh edge of recession

Countryside hit harder by fuel costs, transport cuts, bad career advice and few training options

Rebels told to toe line on Lords

Reforms threaten to swamp the coalition's legislative programme
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker