The Independent (London, England)

The Independent is a Monday to Sunday newspaper, owned and published by Independent Print Ltd and headquartered in London, England. It was first published in 1986 in reaction to the conservative views held by the London Times and the London Telegraph. It has a liberal slant. The Independent's audience is London based, with 54 percent of its readership living in London and its surroundings. Other notable qualities of its readership are: the average reader is 43 years old; 59 percent are employed; 62 percent are married; 48 percent have a college degree or higher; and 73 percent own their own homes. Regions covered include: London and South East, South West, Midlands, North and North East, North West, Scotland, and Wales. The Independent is the youngest of Britain's daily newspapers and is notable for challenging London's more established and conservative daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards. In 2010, Simon Kelner, Editor-in-Chief of The Independent, and Johann Hari, a regular columnist in the paper, each received a Comment Award, similar to the U.S. Pultizer Prize. Oliver Wright is Whitehall editor; Oly Duff is home news editor, and Katherine Butler is comment editor.

Articles from November 23, 2008

'Baby Khan' Steps out from Brother's Shadow
Mum's the word as Haroon prepares to follow in Amir's footsteps and equal his feat of winning an Olympic medal at London 2012. By Alan Hubbard Boxing has never been short on blood brothers, from the Coopers to the Klitschkos, and while not all have made...
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Bent Blooms as Spurs Go for Best of British
As Tottenham's first-team squad trooped off the training pitch Friday lunchtime, the coaches looked as if they might outnumber the players. Here in front of Harry Redknapp were Joe Jordan, Kevin Bond and Tim Sherwood - newly added to the party - and...
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Blades Force Pardew to Fall on Sword
ROUND-UP Alan Pardew last night left his role as Charlton manager by mutual consent. The board at The Valley finally lost patience with the 47-year-old following the 5-2 defeat at home to Sheffield United.The result saw Charlton slip into the Championship...
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Bolton Expose the Young Ones with Flying Start
MIDDLESBROUGH 1 Pogatetz (77) BOLTON WANDERERS 3 Steinsson (8), M Taylor (10), Elmander (78) The Bolton Wanderers manager Gary Megson was forced this week to deliver one of those unappealing votes of confidence in a player deemed to be struggling. In...
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Boris Ready to Party with the Maoris at the Biggest Ballin the World
Ruck and Maul The draw for the next World Cup takes place three years early, so when the competition begins in New Zealand in 2011 present form could look very silly indeed. So why the premature announcement? "Logistics," explain the International Rugby...
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Bowe's Try Helps Ireland Pull Rank on Patched-Up Pumas
IRELAND 17 ARGENTINA 3 Ireland Try: Bowe Pens: O'Gara 3 DG: O'Gara Argentina Pen: Fernandez Half-time: 3-3 Att: 68,352 The sight of Tommy Bowe collecting Ronan O'Gara's cross-kick to seal victory in the dying minutes might have led you to believe that...
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Captain Borthwick Faces More Leading Questions
Let us not mince words. Not after a record England defeat at Twickenham or anywhere else on home turf which makes it the lowest of the low in nigh-on 140 years. When Nick Easter,the No 8, got into a fight with Danie Rossouw in the third quarter Steve...
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Carter the Real Stand-Off Helps All Blacks Put out Home Fires
Welsh response to haka raises temperature but Kiwis' second-half dominance keeps Grand Slam in sight WALES 9 NEW ZEALAND 29 Wales Pens: S Jones 3 New Zealand Tries: Nonu, Kaino Cons: Carter 2 Pens: D Carter 5 Half-time: 9-6 Att: 74,500 On the day...
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Chelsea Toil but Kinnear Senses Fresh Start after Stalemate
CHELSEA 0 NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 So Joe Kinnear would welcome Alan Shearer at the Newcastle United training ground, for a couple of mornings a week - to "see for himself what football is all about". Perhaps, while he is about it, he can tell Luiz Felipe...
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English Referee Helps Kiwis Rule World
New Zealand claim first global crown with upset victory but Australia rue controversial decisions AUSTRALIA 20 NEW ZEALAND 34 Australia Tries: Lockyer (2), Williams, Inglis Goals: Thurston (2) New Zealand Tries: Smith, Ropati, Hohaia, Marshall, Penalty...
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'Gallas Has Future at Arsenal'
Arsne Wenger indicated last night that William Gallas does have a future at Arsenal, after watching his side collapse to a feckless 3- 0 defeat at Manchester City which places the League title all but out of reach, writes Ian Herbert."Of course he has...
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Games Will Be More Harrods Than Asda to Make Us Proud
Crunch time but Seb sidekick ignores talk of Austerity Games. By Alan Hubbard When the delegation from the International Olympic Committee, led by the president, Jacques Rogge, arrive in London tomorrow for a four-day debate on the lessons to be learned...
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Golden Buoy Happy to Make Waves
Nick Townsend meets Ben Ainslie He is our greatest sailing Olympian but he's not afraid to hit out at Britain's couch potatoes or to plunge into icy waters off Weymouth in his black tie You could imagine an awfully clever BBC mind at work. Sports Personality...
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How Capello Put Pride Back into Lions
The Last Word Meaningless friendlies reached a nadir with Sven's substitutions but dream team of Italian and Pearce ensure the future's bright If there was one thing that Wednesday's game in Berlin emphasised, it was that there is no such thing as a...
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I'd Really like to Improve but I Can't Remember How to Do It
The Hacker A few years ago I had a golfing lesson from Justin Rose, the affable and gifted Englishman who will surely win a major one day.I need hardly say that this was not a private lesson but part of a corporate day during which he and Darren Clarke...
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I'm a Celebrity. Can You Teach Me to Be Less Narrow-Minded?
Sport on TV Sometimes there really is nowhere to run. Just ask Scott Carson, trapped inside a recurring nightmare but one that the whole country can share. Next time he plays for England, he'll probably find himself running on to the pitch with no clothes...
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Johnson Sees Boks Bring His Sweet Chariot to All-Time Low
Cipriani crumbles as world champions inflict England's heaviest home defeat. By Tim Glover at Twickenham ENGLAND 6 SOUTH AFRICA 42 England Pens: Cipriani 2 South Africa Tries: Rossouw, Pienaar, Jacobs, Fourie, Habana Cons: Pienaar 3, Steyn Pens: Pienaar...
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Lessons to Learn for Old-School England
Former South Africa coach who had the measure of the All Blacks warns Johnson it can be lonely at the top After Clive Woodward helped England to win the World Cup he was rewarded with a knighthood. When Jake White led South Africa to the global summit...
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Managers One Game Away from Crisis, Says Keane
Roy Keane took a call from one of his brothers the Friday before last. It was, as Keane said, "not to see how Roy is emotionally", but to see if flights for Sunderland's game against West Bromwich in the middle of next month should be cancelled.Keane...
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Man for Man: England
DELON ARMITAGE 5/10Strong under the high ball, which was just as well given that he kept running into his own men while the pill came down. Chance of a try closed down by Botha. Couldn't stop Fourie's try. Not great.PAUL SACKEY 5/10Still looks like a...
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Murphy's Stout Attacking Skills Leave Bitter Taste for Harlequins
LEICESTER 27 HARLEQUINS 14 Leicester seem to have Murphys on tap these days. While they lost Geordan to Ireland Test duty they were still able to field Johne, and he did them proud with a try double. He scored at the start of each half, but his contribution...
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Outside Edge
AMERICAN SPORTS are big on razzmatazz, skimpily clad cheerleaders a speciality. And why not? But it turns out that this is a more risky activity than the sports themselves - according to the National Center for Catastrophic Injury Research, of the 103...
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Schwarzer Stands Tall as Liverpool Miss Magic Touch
LIVERPOOL 0 FULHAM 0 A typical Fulham trip to Liverpool goes like this. They travel, they talk optimistically about achieving great things, they perform woefully. Before yesterday they had played 27 times at Anfield and never won a match, so you could...
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Scratch the Surface and Discover Why Bill's the Best Groundsman
On the Front Foot Bill Gordon, groundsman of the year six times running, was reluctant to reveal his secrets. "If you asked Coca-Cola, would they tell you about their mystery ingredient?" he said. Actually, the main factorfor the country's mostaccomplished...
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Side Strain Rules Sidebottom out of One-Day Series
Ryan Sidebottom's injury nightmare continued yesterday when he was ruled out of England's remaining four matches in the one-day series against India. Sidebottom picked up his latestinjury - a small tear in the right side of his lower trunk - in Indore...
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Sidibe Strikes as Stoke Show Their Silkier Side
STOKE CITY 1 Sidibe (84) WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 For reasons not all of their own making, ugly matches have been Stoke's stock in trade this season, and here was a contest that did nothing to change the pattern. Tony Mowbray, the Albion manager, described...
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Sousa's New Boys Start on Duff Note
CHAMPIONSHIP WATFORD 3 Smith pen (26), Ward (34), Williamson (45) QPR 0 Paulo Sousa was not on the touchline for this appallingdisplay by the team he now manages. Having seen what he has taken on at Queens Park Rangers, the former Portuguese international...
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Stanford's Millionaires Could Save Home Tests
Nothing is going right for England. Defeat on the field is being accompanied by desperate - and, so far, similarly successful - brinkmanship off it. If Kevin Pietersen's side are having difficulty keeping up with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's slick Indian team,...
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Thank God Butcher Didn't Have to Hand over Maradona Trophy
Outside the Box Diego Maradona is unlikelyto forget his debut as an international coach after the hero's welcome he received in Scotland, which included being presented by the 'Daily Record' with a crystal glass trophy of a ball being touched by a hand,...
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Unconvincing Rangers Rely on Boyd to Wing It
RANGERS 2 Darcheville (52), Boyd (68) ABERDEEN 0 Jean-Claude Darcheville's first goal of the season set Rangers on their way to victory, and Kris Boyd's 13th made it certain. For long stretches it was a slog, and Rangers might well have seized the initiative...
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Villa Prove Worthy of Top-Four Billing
Point allows O'Neill's men to leapfrog Arsenal as United miss the chance to narrow gap on Liverpool and Chelsea ASTON VILLA 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 0 Sir Alex Ferguson is adamant that Manchester United must cut the gap on the Premier League leaders to no...
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Walker Celebrates Homecoming at Canada's Expense
SCOTLAND 41 CANADA 0 Scotland Tries: Walker 2, Cairns, Barclay, Strokosch, Lamont Cons: Godman 3, Parks Pen: Godman CanadaHalf- time: 15-0 Att: 17,651 So, then, no repeat of the upset that materialised the last time these countries met, at the Thunderbird...
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We'll Need the Bread with All These Circuses Coming to Town
Inside Lines Tessa Jowell's contention that London would not have bid for the 2012 Games had the Government known then what they know now about the financial climate has been dissed by Richard Caborn, who was sports minister at the time. He said: "If...
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Wenger Crisis as Arsenal Lurch into Disarray
Hapless Gunners fail to find right response to Gallas' stinging attack and crumble to Ireland-inspired City MANCHESTER CITY 3 Ireland (45), Robinho (56), Sturridge pen (90) ARSENAL 0 Suddenly, that outburst doesn't sound so out of synch after all. "Not...
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Wenger Fears for English Clubs in Europe
Three English clubs top their groups going into the fifth round of Champions' League games this week and Liverpool are second only on goal difference, but Arsenal's Arsne Wenger believes the Premier League representatives will not dominate the competition...
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When the All Blacks Met a Russian in a Rush
A small screen flickers in the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham, recalling England's greatest day and greatest try against mighty New Zealand. It was January 1936, Prince Alexander Obolensky was a month short of his 20th birthday and the second of his...
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Windass Forces the Issue as Hull Hustle for a Point
PORTSMOUTH 2 Crouch (20), Johnson (63) HULL CITY 2 Turner (54), Pamarot og (89) Just when a half-decent game looked as though it was about to be settled by a goal of rare beauty, up popped Dean Windass to instigate one of the scrappiest of the season...
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