Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley is Political Correspondent for The Independent on Sunday.

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'Don't bribe pensioners' says IDS

Wealthy pensioners should not be "bribed" with state handouts like free bus passes and TV licences, Iain Duncan Smith claimed yesterday.

Take a hit: Learning the ropes at a clay pigeon shoot in Oxfordshire

The man who wants kids to shoot

Former soldier who now leads Countryside Alliance says children should ditch their laptops and embrace country sports

Peter Hain is to be prosecuted for
'unwarranted abuse of a judge'

Hain contempt case to cost public £300,000

Expensive legal wrangle over ex-minister's book may rebound on taxpayers

Strictly Opera: Ann Widdecombe during rehearsals for La Fille du régiment last week

Ann Widdecombe: 'I don't act... I have a talent to amuse'

Purists are furious at her casting in a Covent Garden opera, but, she tells Matt Chorley, they should just 'get a life'

Nick Clegg: 'Long after I've gone, I'll be able to look back and say we did that - we changed the tax system'

Nick Clegg: 'If you ask what really makes me tick, it's this...'

Exclusive interview: The Deputy Prime Minister on his wife, children, and his relationship with David Cameron

Nick Clegg wants childcare to be the coalition's highest priority in social policy

Exclusive: Clegg's drive to recruit 65,000 state nannies

The Deputy Prime Minister plans to give those as young as two a fairer start in education

Siobhan Benita was dismayed by the way NHS reforms were being handled by ministers so she resigned as a senior civil servant to stand for Mayor of London

Siobhan Benita: NHS backlash fuels independent bid for London Mayor

After quitting Whitehall in protest, she tells Matt Chorley why she's aiming for City Hall

Bureaucrats return to lead doctors' groups

Two-thirds of the new bodies charged with running health services under the Government's controversial reforms have hired a bureaucrat, not a doctor, as their boss.

Brian Paddick: 'People are going to realise there's a viable alternative'

Brian Paddick: 'Boris is a caretaker... Livingstone really is unpleasant'

Lib Dem London mayoral candidate tells Matt Chorley why he's the best man for the job

Ian Rickman says gardening 'helped me learn to live again' after a stroke left him paralysed at age 40

GPs devise new treatment to beat depression. It's called gardening

The ‘green gym’ provides exercise, therapeutic relaxation ... and it’s dirt cheap, says top medic

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz