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 January 18, 2009

Amateur Game Badly Bruised by Fiasco of Edwards' Sacking
Another medallist to go pro as sweet science turns sour despite Beijing success Things have moved swiftly since we revealed last week that, days after being awarded an MBE, the Great Britain Olympic boxing coach, Terry Edwards, had been handed his P45....
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Barry Punishes Sunderland as Villa Show Their True Grit
SUNDERLAND 1 Collins (11) ASTON VILLA 2 Milner (60), Barry pen (80) After 90 minutes high on incident and high on controversy, Aston Villa departed Wearside last night on another three-point high after a fifth consecutive away win in the league, Villa's...
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Berbatov Stirs Just in Time to Help Shaken United to the Top
BOLTON WANDERERS 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 Berbatov (90) "Attack, attack, attack," Manchester United's support chanted towards the end of a frustrating afternoon but it was not until the last minute of a disappointing game that they were able to break through...
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Casey Wows City Slicker
Khaldoon Al-Mubarak took time off from the Kaka saga yesterday to watch Paul Casey take a commanding lead in the third round of the Abu Dhabi Championship here. The ManchesterCity chairman must have been impressed. Perhaps not 100m imp-ressed, but impressed...
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City Close in on Kaka and Bellamy
Berlusconi clears way for Brazilian's exit while deals for Palacios, Given and Pounds 15m Hammers striker look likely The owner of Milan, Silvio Berlusconi, appeared to clear the way for Kaka's departure to Manchester City yesterday, declaring it would...
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Clarke Talks Good Game as ECB Act to Preserve Future of Tests
On the Front Foot In rural Leicestershire tomorrow, English cricket embarks on a noble course. As an initial part of an attempt to ensure that we do not all become slaves to Twenty20, a convention has been organised at which will be plotted a strategy...
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Cottagers' Industry Helps Hodgson Hit Heights
There are a number of conclusions being drawn from the fact that Roy Hodgson takes Fulham to West Ham today on a run of 10 games unbeaten.The most specious, though some connected with the Premier League have not been slow in putting the argument forward,...
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Crawley to Pay the Penalty after Fourth Points Deduction
Outside the Box Having points deducted by the authorities once may be considered a misfortune, but suffering that fate for four seasons running must surely constitute a record. Crawley Town of the Blue Square Premier have just achieved it and this latest...
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Foden Must Discard Utility Belt to Save Sorry England
New boy should compete for No 9 shirt but he is likely to be messed around The promotion of Ben Foden as an uncapped player in England's revamped elite squad for the Six Nations says more about the North- ampton coach, Jim Mallinder, and rather less...
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I Don't Fear Anyone - I'm a Big Girl Now
Paul Newman meets Anne Keothavong Don't mess with the British No 1. She is a dab hand at kick-boxing and is ready to trade blows with the best in the world at the Australian Open this week Anne Keothavong is growing accustomed to mixing with the tennis...
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Kelly's Ready to Raise the Bar Again
With one rival out of the picture and another disgraced, Sotherton is relaunching her bid to reach the top. By Simon TurnbullSeventeen months on from the heptathlon award ceremony at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Kelly Sotherton finds herself...
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Koren Double Puts Southgate on the Brink
Midfielder helps lift West Bromwich off the bottom and forces Boro's manager to admit results have put his job at risk WEST BROMWICH ALBION 3 Brunt (4), Koren (54, 67) MIDDLESBROUGH 0 Not only did West Bromwich Albion introduce Fortune to their attack;...
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Lampard Lifts Blues to End Big Phil's Nightmare
Midfielder's late winner caps amazing comeback as knee operation knocks out Joe Cole for the season CHELSEA 2 Belletti (88), Lampard (90) STOKE CITY 1 Delap (60) Roman Abramovich, whose absence from last Sunday's Old Trafford debacle was much discussed,declined...
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Lance's Second Coming More Heaven Than Hell
Armstrong saddles up today for the Tour Down Under insisting he is no dope It's not about the bike. It's about a global cancer awareness programme. And for Lance Armstrong it's also about proving yet again that his incredible achievements are not down...
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Master Minded Hands out Expected Lesson to Rivals
Best jumper in training posts an exhibition round to land Victor Chandler Chase All the running of the Victor ChandlerChase revealed about the 16- length winner, Master Minded, is that the highest-rated jumper in the world is fit, has a sound leg at...
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Meyer Is Away but Tigers Home in on the Last Eight
LEICESTER 52 BENETTON TREVISO 0 Leicester Tries: Hamilton 2, penalty, Mauger 2, Smith, G Murphy, J Murphy Cons: Flood 6 Benetton Treviso Half-time: 40-0 Att: 16,746 This was the Heineken Cup without Heyneke Meyer, the Leicester head coach who is still...
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Murray Set to Eat Rivals for Breakfast
Astonishing food intake helps Briton pile on the pounds - and he's happy to shoulder weight of being favourite Thank goodness he was not addressing a WeightWatchers' meeting. "The hardest part was the breakfast," Andy Murray said as he recalled his dietary...
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Nasri Pounces to Wreak Revenge on Hull
HULL CITY 1 Cousin (65) ARSENAL 3 Adebayor (30), Nasri (82), Bendtner (86) Technically speaking, the difference between the teams in the Premier League contest on Humberside yesterday evening was the goalscoring touches in the last eight minutes by Samir...
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Numbers Game Doesn't Add Up. It's Just Wrong
Hard to ignore the fact that the sum City are set to spend would save hospitals, let alone other clubs The Last Word Some things are just wrong. You can argue otherwise until your eyes pop, your ears burn and your voice box goes all Kinnear, and still...
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O'Sullivan Oozes Confidence for Clash with Defending Champion
Sport in Brief Ronnie O'Sullivan, pursuing his fourth Masters title to add to his three worlds and four UKs, overwhelmed Stephen Maguire, his nearest rival at the top of the world rankings, 6-1 to reach today's final at Wembley Arena, writes Clive Everton....
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Outside Edge
MASAL BUGDUV made his international debut at 16 and is being watched by Arsenal, claims an online story from a Moldovan newspaper, 'Diario Mo Thon', so no wonder 'The Times' thought the midfielder worthy of inclusion in their "Top footballers to watch...
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Peace at Last on the Great Fairway in the Sky, but Don't Play the Clergy
The Hacker Old golfers never die, they just get in the way. So runs a recent philosophy inspired by some twerp who complained that veteran players are clogging up our courses.It was a charge vehemently rejected by club elders throughout the country....
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Rangers Reveal Clough's Task
ROUND-UP Delayed by seven days because of last week's heavy frost, new Derby County manager Nigel Clough at last saw his Rams side perform in the Championship and was not impressed as Wayne Routledge scored one and made the second for Mikele Leigertwood...
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Roberts Double Gives Allardyce the Last Laugh
BLACKBURN ROVERS 3 McCarthy pen (59), Roberts (66, 86) NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 The Newcastle fans who had come in numbers to mock Sam Allardyce ought to have known better. The team the Blackburn manager left behind when he was sacked 12 months ago have won...
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Rumours
Rafa Benitez believes that the Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant will eventually sign for Portsmouth, who have agreed a fee for him, writes Steve Tongue. But he also says his central defender Daniel Agger will stay at Anfield and fight for his place...
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The Bell Tolls as Strauss Calls Time in Last Chance Saloon
Policy of loyalty may have to end under new leadership, especially in top order When the dust settles, England may find they have a cricket team to pick. That is, to ponder, to cogitate and perhaps to alter rather than to conduct long, thoughtful meetings...
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Toughen Up or We Will Go Down, Warns King
Spurs captain hopes boo boys don't cross line as Redknapp seeks goodwill Just before kick-off in today's game against Portsmouth at White Hart Lane, Tottenham's captain, Ledley King, will gather his team- mates round him in a huddle and remind them of...
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Vickery Stamps His Authority on Wasps
Captain takes a kicking before opting for a controversial late kick at goal LONDON WASPS 19 LEINSTER 12 London Wasps Try: Betsen Con: Cipriani Pens: Cipriani 3, Walder Leinster Pens: Contepomi 4 Half-time: 13-9 Att: 33,262 Wasps, twice winners of the...
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'We Can't Progress until I Control the Transfers'
Having once suffered fromthe tiniest kidney stone, your correspondent has every sympathy with what Liverpool's Rafa Benitez is currently going through. Whether it entirely excuses his recent outbursts of tetchiness is another matter.Last weekend it was...
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Why Boris and His Didgeridoo Could Put Fun into the Games
Inside Lines Boris Johnson promises to be around for the 2012 Olympics opening "even if the Labour Government isn't". Politics apart, let's hope he's right. If his Beijing capering is anything to go by, the London mayor will bring a much-needed touch...
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Williams Swoops for Try to Keep Ospreys in the Hunt
ROUND-UP The Ospreys, with a comeback triggered by a try from Shane Williams, collected a very valuable bonus point while losing 17-15 at the Stade Aime Giral in Perpignan yesterday. That, and Leicester's bonus-point beating of Treviso, made next Saturday's...
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Williams Up for Singing, as Long as It's the Blues
When Cardiff went to Gloucester for a Heineken Cup quarter-final in 2001, the Shed booed the playing of "Delilah" by a brass band, then joined in with it as a mass sing-along. They lullabied the Welsh side into a false sense of security, Cardiff lost...
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Yet Another Ding-Dong between Clubs and RFU Could Go Five Rounds
Ruck and Maul Barely has the ink dried on the new eight-year agreement between the Rugby Football Union and the clubs than a fresh confrontation looms on the horizon. Because of the recession, Premier Rugby want to increase the number of matches in the...
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Zabaleta Pays His Way as Kaka Deal Drags On
MANCHESTER CITY 1 Zabaleta (52) WIGAN ATHLETIC 0 Manchester City may have gone from gags to riches but some things never change. Kaka should be warned that the club he appears to be joining for 100m are hardly ever likely to do things simply.If the Brazilian...
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