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 11, 2009

Arteta Artistry Proves Bleak for Brown
EVERTON 2 Fellaini (18), Arteta (45) HULL CITY 0 Considering that this was Liverpool's final day as European City of Culture, there was precious little of it on display at Goodison.Everton won comfortably without ever looking remotely cultured, thanks...
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At Last I'm Treated as an Adult, Says Cattermole
Whatever the result when Spurs travel to Wigan today, it is a safe bet that the Londoners' recent revival will be more severely tested than it was during their straightforward FA Cup win over the Latics nine days ago.Without their first-choice strike...
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Back to Business for Murray in Search of a Slam
Andy Murray's form is such that only injury or illness look capable of beating him at the moment, but not even a back problem could stop the 21-year-old Scot continuing his winning start to the year at the Qatar Open in Doha yesterday. Twenty-four hours...
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Bath Give Edwards Cold Shoulder over Frozen Field
The weather and the mood may thaw in the three weeks before Bath and Wasps are likely to play yesterday's postponed Premiership match, but relations between the clubs were as frosty as parts of the Recreation Ground pitch yesterday. Wasps' head coach,...
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Bendtner's Slide Show Is Just in Time to Unravel Threadbare Bolton
ARSENAL 1 Bendtner (84) BOLTON WANDERERS 0 With four on the bench and nine at the back, Bolton's aspirations for this match were clear - dig in for a point and try to steal a goal. It was terrible to watch but hard to play against.So successful was the...
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Boosted by Another Shot in the Arm as Buffer Zone Approaches
The Hacker Armed as I was with new-found confidence for the golfing challenges of 2009, it was a shock to receive a letter last week from my club's handi- capping committee announc-ing that I've been given an extra shot for the new year.From a playing...
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Burglary Proves the Window Should Be Closed in January
Outside the Box An unusual result from the semi-professional East Midlands League: Holbrook Miners Welfare against Borrowash Victoria, match abandoned - theft. When the players came in at half-time, they found that both dressing-rooms and the referee's...
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Carroll Spoils Hammers Game of Patience
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 Owen (19), Carroll (78) WEST HAM UNITED 2 Bellamy (29), Cole (55) If January is about persuadingwallets to open just that little bit more than the owners would like, then Manchester City's scout will have left St James' Park to inform...
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Chambers Barred from Glasgow Meet
British athletics is facing something of a false start to the top- class indoor season, with Dwain Chambers - the country's leading hope for gold at the European Indoor Championships in Turin in March - barred from running for the Great Britain team...
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Cheers Turn to Tears for Story of the Clown Who Lost His Smile
Sport on TV Paul Gascoigne may have been "the most compelling footballer of his generation", as Surviving Gazza (Channel 4, Monday) claimed, but his prowess as an entertainer was as much about his ability to make us giggle as thrill us with his sublime...
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Choice of New Captain Is Right but Cowdrey Was Wrong Way
On the Front Foot England's new captain has already led England more often than his predecessor. Andrew Strauss, it may be recalled, was in charge for four Tests against Pakistan in 2006 and for one against West Indies in 2007. In the first instance...
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Elliott Returns to Wolves with Double Trouble for McCarthy
First home defeat since September for leaders after former striker earns Preston stunning win WOLVERHAMPTON W 1 Ebanks-Blake (20) PRESTON NORTH END 3 Elliott (24, 61), St Ledger (41)) First as Sunderland manager and then in charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers,...
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England to Bank on Barkley's Brilliance
Change of club means Olly is centre of attention again with Gloucester and now he's ready for a Six Nations recall. By Hugh Godwin Gloucester are facing one of those mini-schedules of fixtures which can define a season. Today's trip to Newcastle kicks...
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Faldo Fallout Could Cost Lyle Lead Role
GOLF Sandy Lyle looks around at the rest of the field vying to become Europe's next Ryder Cup captain and reasons that his time must be nigh. When the European Tour players' committee convene at their much-mootedmeeting on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi and hear...
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Father Figure Hands Down Gift of the Jab
Alan Hubbard meets Barry McGuigan Irish legend of the ring is making a fist of promoting the latest generation of highly prized fighters and he is intent on making sure every corner is covered There have been few more accomplished and articulate practitioners...
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Fifth Time Lucky as Azarenka Finally Breaks Tour Title Duck
Sport in Brief Second seed Victoria Azarenka, from Belarus, beat France's Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-1 in the Brisbane International final to win her first WTA Tour title. The 19-year-old had lost four previous tour finals but beat the third seed in 71 minutes....
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Foden and Diggin Too Hot for Tame Tigers
Saints' passion warms capacity crowd in only match to survive the big chill NORTHAMPTON 17 LEICESTER 13 Northampton Tries: Diggin 2, Foden Con: Myler Leicester Try: Flood Con: Flood Pens: Flood 2 Half- time: 10-6 Att: 13,582 The temperature hovered...
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Great Expectations but Twell Has Still to Peak
New leading lady of distance running shows potential to surpass Paula Radcliffe When you have competed in front of a global television audience and 80,000 spectators in the Beijing Bird's Nest, a new year cross- country race through the windswept wilds...
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'It's Madness' Says DeGale as Golden Coach Edwards Is Axed
Inside Lines Terry Edwards, the most successful coach in the history of British amateur boxing, has been axed, a move described last night by Olympic gold medallist James DeGale as "utter madness". The 65- year-old Edwards, who masterminded DeGale's...
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Jones Spoils Downing's Best Efforts to Please Boro Fans
MIDDLESBROUGH 1 Alves (45) SUNDERLAND 1 Jones (82) A late intervention from Kenwyne Jones ensured that Stewart Downing's first steps on the road to redemption were at best faltering ones.Sunderland finally threw off the shackles after 80 stupefying minutes...
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'Misfit' Deco and Disjointed Middle Worry Hollins
"Top of the table or bottom, Man-chester United against Chelsea would always be a cracker," says John Hollins, who believes that today's meeting will live up to that tradition. If he has any concerns, it is on behalf of the club for which he played 592...
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No Excuses, Johnson Has to Get It Right This Time
The game within a game is to second-guess Martin Johnson's selection, and that has not been as straightforward as was once envisaged. Some very dubious calls led to the downfall of Andy Robinson as England coach, and Brian Ashton also had his banana...
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Oldham Saddles Up to Pummel His Way to Top
Horseman Sam is riding a wave of gymnastics success. He's in Sydney this week for the Youth Olympics but it's London 2012 that counts. By Alan Hubbard What have a schoolboy gymnast and the new Dr Who got in common? Both abandoned promising careers as...
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Outside Edge
WHEN YOU'RE a respected world champion, seeing yourself apparently portrayed on TV as a female mud-wrestler with an erotic interest in your opponent could cause you grief. And so it is with Julie Galvin, Ireland's top bog snorkeller. She complains that...
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Pietersen Shock at Phone Sacking
Deposed captain reveals how England's cricket chiefs 'accepted resignation' after he sent them plans for future Kevin Pietersen is claiming he was sacked as England captain. Although he officially resigned from the job last Wednesday, he has told the...
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Player Power Can Work but Not KP's Way
The Last Word Modern man-management involves tricky balance of pandering to massive egos while retaining authority The headline said it all: "Pietersen must bury differences with coach Moores". This, however, was not from a recent newspaper. It was on...
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Prince among So Few Men
Some 10,500 crammed into Somerset Park yesterday to watch Ayr United and local rivals Kilmarnock draw 2-2 in the Scottish Cup. A fierce, gusting wind carried the oohs and aahs from the derby match half a mile down Whitletts Road to the racecourse, where...
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Rafael Right about Refs but Wrong on Fixtures
Calculated assault or wild outburst? Sign of growing confidence or sudden panic? Even some who witnessed Rafael Benitez's uncharacteristic rant about Sir Alex Ferguson on Friday seem unsure. But the Liverpool manager was certainly speaking from the position...
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Strauss Is the Man to Make a Phoenix Rise from the Ashes
The English team may never have known such bitter infighting but when all the smoke has cleared, the future could be bright. By Stephen Brenkley It was no way to become the captain of England. But then there was no other way. As the culmination of one...
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Twickenham Embraces Steamy New Tales of Rugby in the Raw
Ruck and Maul Yes, it is now official, the game has gone completely professional and, in fact, is almost joining the oldest profession. The Rugby Football Union have climbed into bed not with a couple of half-backs, but with Mills & Boon. "No Knickers...
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Two More Points Gone Benitez, That's a Fact
Rafa adds to rant, insisting Ferguson 'has to stop talking about Liverpool', but old Red Devil has last laugh as Reds miss chance to pull clear at the top STOKE CITY 0 LIVERPOOL 0 After Rafa Benitez had made his unexpected contribution to Premier League...
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Villa Grateful for Carson's Expensive Gift
Goalkeeping blunder undermines Albion's survival chances as O'Neill's men remain in third place ASTON VILLA 2 Davies (19), Carson og (41) WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 Morrison (49) As long as Tony Mowbray has anything to do with it, Albion will never be accused...
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'We'll Kick Ourselves If Goal Difference Foils Us'
Ferguson warns misfiring strikers to hit target - starting with Chelsea today Having celebrated his 67th birthday on the last day of 2008, Sir Alex Ferguson remains as combative as ever; too much so for some tastes, as his opposite number at Liverpool,...
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