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 ...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.
Her iconoclastic maitresse of ceremonies was the best thing about
Kneehigh's otherwise lacklustre West End stage version of The
Umbrellas Of Cherbourg. In La Clique, she performed one of the
maddest and funniest sketches I have ever seen when she sang...
WHEELS, ETC It's not without reason that the Focus is a fixture at the top of
the annual bestsellers lists. And it looks set to be the third-
biggest car of 2012 with over 75,000 sold here (the Fiesta tops the
list).The Focus, especially the current...
While the Footsie is up, the past 12 months has left the City
downbeat as thoughts turn to next year, reports Laura Chesters There may have been plenty of optimism at the start of the year,
but now most of the City can't wait to see the back of 2012....
STOKE CITY 3 Walters 5, 49, Jones 12 LIVERPOOL 1 Gerrard 2 pen It's not the despair but the hope which makes supporting
Liverpool such an agony in the Brendan Rodgers era.Although defeat in the Potteries is pretty standard fare - the
side have never...
ASTON VILLA 0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 4 Defoe 57, Bale 61, 73, 84 Beaten up by Chelsea - to use Paul Lambert's own words - Aston
Villa suffered their second thumping inside four days, with
Tottenham dishing it out this time. The Villa manager's January
A record wet April was followed by the wettest summer since 1912,
creating soggy conditions ideal for molluscs Some British birds and butterflies had disastrous breeding
seasons in the sodden weather of 2012, it is now clear, while other
"If you want Santa to come, you have to go to sleep," Jol and
Wilkie solemnly tell each other in BOING!. Easier said than done. In
this brilliantly child-friendly show, the excitement of Christmas
Eve is too much for them, leading them into games, quarrels...
Syrian military police general becomes one of the most senior
officers to join the rebels The head of Syria's military police defected to the opposition
yesterday, accusing the Assad regime of systematic "murder" and
claiming that reports of chemical...
The SportAccord World Mind Games Championships took place earlier
in the month in Beijing, featuring go, draughts, bridge, Xiangqi
(Chinese chess) and our form of ("international") chess. The chess
section was especially strong with 10 of the current...
iPlayer Many years ago, when engineers would still visit your home to
install that first broadband connection, the man from BT asked me to
check that my internet was working. He stood away from the computer
and invited me to tap in an address. I duly...
President Mohamed Morsi delivered a televised address to the
nation last night in which he congratulated Egyptians for endorsing
a new constitution and called on them to ensure stability and
security in the country.Mr Morsi said the new constitution...
Like his tough protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke is a
man of passionate temper. His contemptuous anger over the lacklustre
response of George W Bush to the devastation of Burke's beloved New
Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was incorporated into...
Look up Aubrey Plaza's Wikipedia entry and in the box-out, under
genres, it just says "deadpan". While she might not appreciate such
a limited description of her talents, it does rather sum up what the
28-year-old actress-comedian has become known for....
Indian government promised special inquiry after attack sparked
widespread public anger The Indian student who was left with life-threatening injuries
after being brutally gang-raped in Delhi was last night on her way
to Singapore for specialist medical...
Sales records fall across the country as fears of a quiet
Christmas prove unfounded Shoppers queued all night, traffic was brought to a standstill,
car-parks overflowed and the police were even called in to maintain
order as Boxing Day sales fever gripped...
LEADING ARTICLE The troubled passage of Egypt's post-Mubarak constitution
illustrates many of the difficulties facing that country today.
After so long in the shadows, the Muslim Brotherhood's leaders are
not accustomed to exercising power. The population...
Tributes paid to Gerry Anderson, who said Thunderbirds and co
were a 'pain in the arse' He was Britain's master of puppets, the creator of much-loved
television shows including Thunderbirds and Stingray, whose
groundbreaking use of marionettes was a...
With only days to go before the US goes over the "fiscal cliff",
President Obama cut short his Christmas break in Hawaii to arrive
back in Washington DC this morning in a last-ditch attempt to hammer
out an alternative to the more than $600bn in looming...
Lot 1 Emin originalOriginal artwork not a print signed by Tracey Emin. It is in a
similar style to the work she is showing in Rome and which was at
the Turner Contemporary. It is 10in x 10in, gouache on paper,
inscribed Everything for you TE 2012.Lot...
CARDIFF CITY 2 Noone 44, Gunnarsson 73 CRYSTAL PALACE 1 Jedinak 4The Cardiff City manager, Malky Mackay, has challenged his squad
to fight for their places as the race for the Championship title
starts to take shape. Substitute Aron Gunnarsson scored...
Monarchy I'm not a fan of the Queen's Speech. Or of the Queen. Or any of
the Royal Family. Plus, I had my own traumatic event of the year to
get through whilst she was on the telly: choking down the Brussels
sprout of the year at a distinctly plebeian...
THE INDEPENDENT CHILD SOLDIERS APPEAL Children like Vincent and
Matthew can start a new chapter by talking about their trauma. Peter
Popham meets the women working tirelessly to help them start again This is the story of two child soldiers, and two...
In the second of our two-part series, The Independent's foreign
correspondents pick their biggest adventures of 2012 - from a close
encounter with the President to a night-time tour of a former war
zone THE US ELECTIONby David UsborneIt was a hairy moment....
QUEEN'S PARK RANGERS 1 Cisse 68 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2 Brunt 29,
Green og 49 Harry Redknapp has not always enjoyed the festive season,
regularly cancelling Christmas for underachieving players, and he
was distinctly low on seasonal cheer yesterday after...
At the tail end of Christmas Day many of you, like me, will have
found yourself reflecting on life's big questions. Can my backside,
which has been welded to an armchair since lunchtime, withstand two
whole hours of Downtown Abbey? Is it possible to...
SUNDERLAND 1 Johnson 53 MANCHESTER CITY 0 This time Manchester City got their seasonal woe in early on
Wearside. Last season they were beaten on New Year's Day by a 93rd-
minute sucker punch of a goal by Sunderland's South Korean
substitute Ji Dong-won....
When was Hitchcock joking and when wasn't he? Take the epigraph
that opened The Girl, Gwyneth Hughes's drama about the relationship
between Hitch and Tippi Hedren. "Blondes make the best victims," it
read. "They're like virgin snow that shows up the...
Northampton's Courtney Lawes has high hopes regarding England and
the Lions after his 2012 was beset with injuries and a lack of
motivation, he tells Richard Rae The point at which the up-and-coming man becomes the established
player, there to be shot...
RACING Amateur rider prevails after last-fence error to pick off
Captain Chris in desperate duel to line Well, it certainly wasn't pretty. In fact, with each and every
protagonist exuding fatigue even before the home turn, it took
steeplechasing to the...
NORWICH CITY 0 CHELSEA 1 Mata 38 The conversion of David Luiz from an error-prone central defender
to a free-running midfielder capable of causing, and preying on,
others' errors may prove as valuable a part of Rafael Benitez's
achievement for Chelsea...
Sir Alex Ferguson described his team's performance in their win
over Newcastle United yesterday as "Championship-winning" form.Ferguson's side exploited Manchester City's defeat when Javier
Hernandez scored in the 90th minute to cap an absorbing game...
EVERTON 2 Osman 52, Jagielka 78 WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 Kone 82 As Christmas entertainment, the alternative to this was
Cinderella at the Liverpool Empire with Coleen Nolan "the queen of
daytime television" as the Fairy Godmother. It will be five long
Alarm over Labour lead in immigrant communities David Cameron has ordered a drive to increase the number of black
and Asian Conservative parliamentary candidates, amid fears within
the party that its unpopularity among ethnic minorities could spell
According to American poker guru David Sklansky 10-2 is one of
the worst possible hold'em starting hands. In his famous ranking
list of two-card combinations, published in his book Hold'em Poker,
it comes so far down the order that he classifies it as...
LEADING ARTICLE Maybe it was because it is not human nature to be bound by
austerity for ever; maybe it was because those prophecies about the
world ending last week proved false. Or maybe it was just that the
house-guests had left, the rain had briefly...
READING 0 SWANSEA CITY 0 Bookmakers love cheesy promotional stunts but it was not
appreciated in Berkshire last week when 25 live turkeys, dressed in
full Reading kit, were deposited outside the Madejski Stadium. The
implication was that the odds were...
David Cameron's strong support for legalising gay marriage has
transformed his standing among gay people since the last general
election, according to a survey.Although Mr Cameron has angered many traditional Conservatives
with his stance on the issue,...
Composer whose work encompassed serialism, tonality and popular
music Richard Rodney Bennett once described Pierre Boulez as "a
spectacular musician'' and, for different reasons, the same epithet
could have applied to himself. Prodigiously gifted, Bennett...
FULHAM 1 Berbatov 8 SOUTHAMPTON 1 Lambert pen 85 One man's rubbish is another man's treasure. Dimitar Berbatov
being Fulham manager Martin Jol's unwanted gold from Manchester
United and Nigel Adkins, the Southampton manager, has Rickie Lambert
When a retired Canadian historian solved a mystery Second World
War cipher found strapped to the leg of a dead carrier pigeon, he
ruffled a few feathers at GCHQ who said the code was impossible to
crack. But yesterday a historian and code expert debunked...
North-South divide reflected in changes to property values,
Halifax survey shows Seven miles of beaches, 40 minutes on the train into London and
the world's longest leisure pier are proving difficult to resist for
Britain's recession-hit house buyers....
Tax The most peculiar political event of the year was the cut in the
top rate of income tax. That was in March, and we haven't heard the
end of it yet, not least because it does not take effect until 5
April 2013. Plenty more "tax cut for millionaires"...
Owner of The Scene, the club which became the epicentre of hip
1960s New York The Scene was one of New York's hippest Sixties venues and the
place where many underground British groups, including Fleetwood
Mac, Pink Floyd and Traffic, played on their...
Ministers say they won't change the law in the near future. But,
Tom Peck reports, 250,000 turned out regardless In village squares, pub car parks and fields all over the
country, they met yesterday morning, with their horses, their
hounds, their gleaming...
A comet discovered by two Russian astronomers will be visible
from Earth next year. Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime light show,
says David Whitehouse At the moment it is a faint object, visible only in sophisticated
telescopes as a point of light...
The Kiwi mime artist Sam Wills tops off his Edinburgh Comedy
Award success earlier this year with a West End run of his winning
show: a sweet treat, perfect for the season of goodwill and
frivolous entertainment.From a homage to Star Wars, using a tape...
For six years Nosratollah Tajik battled accusations he was an
arms dealer. Now, the former Iranian ambassador tells Paul Peachey
that the political brinkmanship by the UK and the US over his
extradition cost him his health Nosratollah Tajik might have...
A naked doll with long synthetic hair greets the visitor to this
inspired exhibition, which explores "the idea of opening up and
exposing a living body". She has the pert proportions of a Barbie,
but she is two-and-a-half feet tall and endowed with the...
Former Education Secretary Lord Baker says plans for EBacc will
not outlive the Government Children should transfer schools at the age of 14 rather than 11,
former Education Secretary Kenneth Baker has proposed in what would
be the biggest shake-up to...
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 Evans 25, Evra 58, Van Persie 71, Hernandez
90 NEWCASTLE UNITED 3 Perch 4, Evans og 28, Cisse 68 There are some games when Manchester United cram a lifetime into
90 minutes - triumph, despair, salvation, anger, joy - and you leave
EastEnders wins festive ratings battle - but audience numbers are
lowest for a decade Viewers were left snoring over their port and cheese rather than
glued to their televisions on Christmas Day, ratings figures
released yesterday showed.The number of...