Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley is Political Correspondent for The Independent on Sunday.

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Nick Clegg will announce tomorrow that the 'top-up' lessons will be provided to children from poor backgrounds by two-thirds of secondary schools, as part of a drive to highlight the coalition's family and children's policies

Summer school for less well-off primary pupils

Thousands of children will get 'top-up' classes to prepare them for transition to secondary school

Children should be taught how to grow and cook their own food at school as part of the national curriculum, MPs will say today

Teach children to grow food and cook it, MPs urge

Children should be taught how to grow and cook their own food at school as part of the national curriculum, to encourage them to eat more healthily as adults, MPs will say today.

Employment minister Chris Grayling: 'What we're trying to do is unleash a wave of new entrepreneurs ... getting people into work is at the top of our agenda'

Over-50s to get help to launch own businesses

Employment minister hopes enterprise allowances will encourage the jobless to set up small firms

Adult playthings apparently go down a storm in the Hampshire town of Fleet

Matt Chorley: Welcome to Britain's sex toy capital

There's a buzz in Fleet – and it's not the coffee

Fatal Shot: The murder of Spencer Perceval on 11 May 1812

Revealed, 200 years on: What really happened when the PM was shot

The shot that killed Spencer Perceval still echoes around the corridors of power

Gadget Man: Greg Barker, climate change minister

Minister turns the disco lights on to sell eco home upgrades

Government's new Green Deal pushes virtues of LED bulbs, but critics say the sums won't add up

National security under threat from airport queue 'circus'

Passenger chaos at Britain's airports has become a "circus" which threatens national security, Labour claimed last night.

The safe way: A cosmetic dentist using UV to whiten teeth

Crackdown due on 'hazardous' DIY tooth-whitening

Cut-price teeth-whitening products using dangerous levels of bleach face being banned after regulators received hundreds of complaints about botched treatments.

Lib Dem Brian Paddick came fourth in London's mayoral poll

'Keep calm' in battle with right-wing Tories, Lib Dems told

Liberal Democrats have been told to "keep calm" in the coming battle with right-wing Tories over the future direction of the coalition.

Government in crisis: The 39 steps to a metashambles

Pasty tax, granny tax, petrol panic, Jeremy Hunt– not a day has passed since the Budget that the Tory party hasn't found itself in trouble over its poor decisions. Matt Chorley counts them down

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