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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Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
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'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
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The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
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Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
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Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
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60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
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Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
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Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
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Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
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