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 September 21, 2008

Birds Do It, Bees Do It
... well, maybe not the bees. But most of the animal kingdom does spend an awful lot of its time trying to get a bit on the side, and even the cutest species are as likely as not to be love rats. Steve Connor explores the darker side of animal passion...
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Cheating: Why You're Tempted, and Why It's Not Worth It
Sex doctor The bleak truth is that even the purest of us are tempted by certain situations or people and almost everyone is susceptible to the grass-is-greener syndrome. But just in case you are tempted, be warned: in most classic temptation situations,...
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Check-In to the Silver Lady's Former Lodgings
STAY THE NIGHT This Melbourne boutique hotel used to be a Rolls- Royce showroom, says Mark Rowe In the 1920s, the rich people of Melbourne would swagger around the Rolls-Royce showroom on St Kilda Road, a leafy highway that drills south from the city...
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Great Cheats of Today
No one attracts public vilification so surely as a love-rat. Yet the worst offenders also have a certain tragicomic glamour Cheating, in the sexual sense, is essentially an ignoble act, in which one emotionally stabs a loved one in the back by launching...
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Hang on, Mum, I'm Not Sure We're on the Right Train
COVER STORY This year is the 125th anniversary of the Orient Express. But is today's luxury service the real heir of the famous European rail route? Now, that's a moot point, says Kate Simon I'm on the wrong train! I'm about to depart Venice Santa Lucia...
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'He Read in Her Face What He Did Not Want to Know'
Lines of infidelity From 'Anna Karenina', by Leo Tolstoy... At that moment the racers started, and all conversation ceased.Alexei Alexandrovich [Karenin] also fell silent, and everyone stood up and turned toward the stream. Alexei Alexandrovich took...
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How Faithful Are You (Really)?
Questionnaire... Actors sometimes say: "Infidelity doesn't count on tour". But practically every survey of adultery shows most people disapprove of it. On the other hand, practically every survey of adultery also shows that a majority of spouses have...
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'I'm Still Determined Not to Commit to a Partner until I'm Absolutely Ready'
Sleeping around While on a dating website recently, I spotted a profile of BadBoy43, who wrote that he worked in finance and was "married to a wife who doesn't share my sexual appetite, but I'm staying for the sake of the kids! I want to have my cake...
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Look, It's Brideshead, Take Two
SHORT BREAKS Castle Howard in Yorkshire reprises its role as the setting for Evelyn Waugh's classic novel in a film out next month. Adrian Mourby goes behind the scenes I'd always imagined arriving at Castle Howard to the elegiac strains of Geoffrey...
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Oh Come All Ye Unfaithful
The world is quick to condemn infidelity for the betrayal and the pain it causes. And yet, argues Terence Blacker, there is something uniquely authentic about love that has to be kept secret Even in this knowing, decadent age, infidelity has an image...
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Take the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Tinseltown
PEOPLE AND PLACES As America's television industry prepares to back-slap at tonight's Emmy Awards, Tom Adair goes in search of the stars - on a new bus trip I am a Los Angeles refusenik, lured and repelled by the city's charms. As Gertrude Stein once...
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The Facts of Life: Infidelity
The office is the most popular place for illicit affairs to start. According to one study, 62 per cent of married men and 46 per cent of married women have strayed with lovers they met through work.It is estimated that around 440,000 affairs have been...
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The Ten Best Romantic Escapes
If you're going to cheat - or even if you're not - you might as well take your loved one somewhere truly romantic. At these destinations, you will discover the heights of passion 1 LUANG PRABANG, LAOSTake a slow boat down the Mekong from the Thai border...
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The Top Act at This Festival Is Rajasthan
CULTURAL GETAWAYS A new cultural celebration is offering tourists a different experience of this Indian state, says Robert Turnbull When Rudyard Kipling described Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort as "the work of giants and angels", he was almost certainly alluding...
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