Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley is Political Correspondent for The Independent on Sunday.

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Onshore wind farms are by far the largest source of renewable energy, up 50 per cent in a year, yet also one of the most politically divisive

Britain's supply of green energy soars

Power from wind, waves and sun grew by a third last year. And 'Turquoise Tories' are urging the Government to get behind the industry

Ken Clarke, the Justice
Secretary, will announce tomorrow that
he is increasing the amount of money raised
from offenders from £10m to £50m

Ex-Home Secretary hits out: Every offender to pay more

Lawbreakers face higher fines to fund victims' compensation

Cameron plans fresh crackdown on benefits

Every person under the age of 25 will be banned from state help with housing costs, under controversial plans set out by David Cameron.

Rowan Williams blasts Big Society

David Cameron's vision of a Big Society uses "aspirational waffle" to disguise deep cuts to the state, the Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed.

Embattled: Deputy PM Nick Clegg is copying Roosevelt

Clegg says 'bring on the hatred'

Deputy PM plans a hair-shirt tour to meet his many critics head on

Supermarket customers used 6.4 billion bags in 2010/11

Osborne defies PM and blocks plastic bag tax

We are using more and more, but Treasury puts popularity with shoppers before the environment

The House of Lords faces change, more than 100 years after the House of Commons won new powers

PM seeks to buy off Lords reform rebels

Cameron insists on changes to Bill to avoid embarrassing defeat by his own backbenchers

Matt Chorley: I'll buy fruit in laybys when it starts raining cream

Every strawberry must dream of passing away at Wimbledon.

Carr on his tax situation: 'I hate to sound like I'm passing the buck but I’ll tell you who I blame for this whole mess: me. It's entirely my fault. It's quite a complicated arrangement, but I think from a legal standpoint now I'm actually a member of Take That'

8 out of 10 fat cats pay their way*

(*Well, more do than you might think) - Most people are honest about paying the Treasury. But 10 per cent will always fiddle, despite the risk of being caught

School is out: Young people in Bristol, where there are 1,300 'troubled families'

IoS exclusive: Problem families told - 'Stop blaming others'

Eric Pickles tells IoS he will pay councils to end the 'it's not my fault' culture by targeting truants and jobless

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The 'Black Museum'

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No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

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Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all