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.
The Dakar Rally is tough as it gets. For a team of injured
servicemen, it's even tougher. Jamie Merrill finds out how they -
and their specially adapted cars - will aim for the finish This Saturday a small team of British and American drivers and
The owners of the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare which was
destroyed in a devastating blaze four years ago claimed a "victory
for the truth" yesterday after a judge ordered an alarm company to
pay them 30m in damages.Brother and sister Kerry and Michelle...
Peace on earth and goodwill towards all men and women soon
evaporated in the education world with the coming of the new year.A YouGov survey conducted by the National Union of Teachers
published yesterday revealed that - when asked what they would most
The DIARY According to a Treasury announcement, "the Chancellor of the
Exchequer has this day appointed James Martin Pacelli McGuinness to
be Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead". On the face of
it, this is very funny. In one lifetime, the...
The contemporary meets the modern. They eye each other
suspiciously. Or they have lively conversations. That is the story
of this new exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern
Art, which puts together about 50 works from a private collection...
NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 Cisse 2 EVERTON 2 Baines 43, Anichebe 60 It is possible to sell very good footballers and emerge as a
serious force in English football. That may be a crumb of comfort to
Newcastle's supporters this morning. There are not many more.
CHELSEA 0 QUEEN'S PARK RANGERS 1 Wright-Phillips 78 At the final whistle last night there was an impassioned chorus
of Rafa Benitez's name, sung by supporters with pride and delight.
Unfortunately for the Chelsea manager it came from the Queen's Park
The budget laws that threatened the US with billions in tax hikes
weren't the only ones that were due to come into force in the new
year, with some 400 state and local measures ranging from the
sensible to (at first glance) the sublimely ridiculous also...
Kompany claims City's title triumph last year will provide self-
belief to close seven-point gap They will definitely have to overturn a seven-point lead to
retain the title. They will probably have to accumulate more than 90
points to do it. However,...
Teachers' morale It can't be easy being a teacher. At any time in history. But at
this precise point in time, with directives, counter-directives, A-
Level re-sits, "phonics screening checks" and new exams flying at
them left, right and centre, it must...
Senegalese striker set to play in FA Cup - if knee problem does
not scupper deal FOOTBALL Taison and Falcao next on list after Ba Chelsea will insist that Demba Ba undergoes a medical this
morning in spite of the Newcastle United striker's chronic knee
Today's splendidly violent action comes from Al Ain in Abu Dhabi,
where the World Cities championship was held in the last week of the
year. Paris were the top seeds, but they ended up ninth equal with
London - Nigel Short, David Howell, Simon Williams...
A massive clock with a complicated system of whirring cogs
dominates Ruari Murchison's fetching, resourceful set. It betokens
how time is of the essence in Charles Way's inventive, charming, if
slightly stuffy, reworking of the Cinderella story at the...
Health advice Hoping to create a healthier you this new year? If so, I've got
some good news and some bad news. But above all, I have news. Plenty
of it. Too much, as usual. Trying to keep up with health advice can
feel like surfing the Net for weather...
The fiscal-cliff deal might have protected the American economy
from another blow, but the last-minute agreement has left storm-hit
communities in the north-east without billions of dollars in
promised aid after special measures put together following...
Women's bodies A friend went to the wedding of a British man and his Texan
girlfriend. She looked across the aisle and saw a whole row of
identical-looking women. "I didn't know Diane had so many sisters,"
she said to her neighbour. "Oh, they're not...
Sally Gardner says she hopes her success will inspire dreamers Ask a children's author to name some cherished books from their
own childhood and in all likelihood you won't be getting a word in
for some time. But Sally Gardner, who has just won the Costa
IF YOU ASK ME If you ask me, and as the "scientific basis" for alternative
medical treatments is questioned yet again - the Bristol mother who
tried to have her son's brain tumour treated in an oxygen chamber;
Prince Charles further endorsing homeopathy...
LEADING ARTICLE To say that the new leader of North Korea is sending conflicting
signals would be an understatement. It is barely three weeks since
Pyongyang announced the successful launch of a long-range rocket and
called people on to the streets to...
The family of the medical student who died after being gang-
raped on a Delhi bus have apparently given their consent to a plan
to reveal her identity. Relatives last night told the Press Trust of
India that they had "no objection" to her her name being...
An American photojournalist remains missing in Syria after being
kidnapped by gunmen more than a month ago.The disappearance of James Foley has not hitherto been publicised
because of fears that it may jeopardise his chances of being freed.
"Are you looking for a job?" James Naughtie asked Dame Ann Leslie
on Radio 4's Today, a note of panic in his voice. Now there's an
idea. As one of the programme's guest editors, Leslie, the veteran
foreign correspondent who famously went to war in a...
Olympics blamed for slump in sales as download revolution
continues to impact on music industry Sales of video games collapsed last year thanks to weak releases
by the big names, a decline in shop space and gamers' boredom with
the existing generation...
The leader of Britain's Catholics in England and Wales has
ordered a church in central London to stop providing special masses
for openly gay congregants.The so-called "Soho Masses" were set up six years ago by a group
of openly gay Catholics and sympathetic...
Plagiarism Zaha Hadid's new project in China is in danger of
being completed after its own imitator, says Gillian Orr China is famous for its copy- cat architecture: you can find
replicas of everything from the Eiffel Tower and the White House to
With the most hotly contested general election in years on the
horizon, the rhetoric has become increasingly fiery. And blazing a
bigger trail than all his rivals is Naftali Bennett, the software
tycoon-turned-Zionist pin-up. By Alistair Dawber When...
It is one of Britain's most secretive, elite organisations,
almost as old as the Magna Carta and with many members in their 80s
and 90s. These men, appointed by the Queen - and they are almost all
men - form the Privy Council, a solid, authoritative-sounding...
The comedian Jim Davidson was arrested yesterday on suspicion of
sexual offences by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse
scandal.Mr Davidson, 59, was said to have been arrested after he flew in
to Heathrow to take part in Celebrity Big Brother...
Cancer patient given private screening of new film after online
request goes viral As Captain James T Kirk once said, "How we deal with death is at
least as important as how we deal with life." Last week, a
terminally ill Star Trek fan was granted a...
John Lewis has staked a strong claim to be the high street's
Christmas winner by posting record sales over the festive period,
driven by a scorching online performance.The department store chain's star category was electricals, as
John Lewis benefited...
Footballer who played alongside John Charles Tottenham Hotspur were indisputably the outstanding team of the
1960-61 campaign in English football, winning the first Football
League and FA Cup double of the 20th century in style. In almost any
They spell "weird" an odd way at Channel 4. The word actually
appeared as "good" in Secrets of a Good Marriage with Sharon Horgan,
in which the co-creator of Pulling notionally explored the
underpinnings of an enduring marriage. She would, she told us,...
LEADING ARTICLE Another year, another inflation-busting hike for train fares.
Season tickets went up by more than four per cent yesterday and some
"unregulated" fares (on non-commuter routes) soared by almost half.
Nor is this a one-off hit to travellers'...
I last saw Nick Payne when he was working full-time at the
National Theatre bookshop. Fast-forward four years and he has just
become the youngest ever winner of the Evening Standard's best play
theatre award for Constellations (a Royal Court commission...
These are supposed to be the weeks when Everton are reminded of
the hopelessness of their deepest ambitions, when they are weighed
down by the reality of a field that sometimes seems so uneven in
might be located somewhere deep in the Alps.It is just...
Malala Yousafzai's father's new role will allow family to remain
in Britain The 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban last
year for "promoting secularism" is likely to remain in Britain for
at least three years after her father was given...
Chancellor faces massive shortfall on anticipated revenue from
levy on banks' balance sheets The Government's levy on the banks will raise only 1.8bn in the
current financial year, much less than the 2.5bn figure repeatedly
trumpeted by David Cameron...
Rail passengers reacted with anger yesterday as ticket price
rises of more than 10 per cent came into force. Many also faced
delays and cancellations caused by problems rail bosses admit will
continue to the weekend.Norman Baker, the Railways minister,...
Politician who lost faith in the Afghan campaign The German involvement in the Afghan war was already underway
when in October 2002 Peter Struck was asked by the Social Democrat
Chancellor Gerhard Schrder to take over the defence portfolio.
As the year is just three days old it seems a good time to take a
look at what may be going on in the poker village over the next 12
months.The biggest happening in the tournament schedule is the inaugural
running of the International Stadiums Poker...
French government fixer says President was 'abundantly' financed
by dictator Documentary proof exists that France's former President Nicolas
Sarkozy took more than 50m (40m) from the late Libyan dictator
Muammar Gaddafi, a French judge has been told.The...
Newcastle United will look to quickly conclude the transfers of
Loc Rmy and Mathieu Debuchy, following the expected exit of Demba Ba
to Chelsea.Debuchy was at St James' Park for Newcastle's game with Everton
last night and will have a medical today,...
LIVERPOOL 3 Sterling 19, Suarez 26, 52 SUNDERLAND 0 There has always been something of the revivalist preacher about
Brendan Rodgers and it seemed last night that his future might just
work.Daniel Sturridge, the striker on whom the Liverpool manager...
RACING Hogmanay must have been a fairly poignant occasion at Arlary
House, where the close-knit team under Lucinda Russell experienced
tragedy as well as triumph in 2012. But Scotland's leading trainer
is determined to keep looking to the future and...
Strong manufacturing data also helps FTSE 100 hit highest level
since July 2011 The first stock market session of 2013 began with the FTSE 100
swinging through the 6,000 point barrier as shares bounced on relief
that US lawmakers had shielded the world's...
The multinational oil giant Shell is facing fresh criticism of
its Arctic offshore oil drilling programme, after one of its
platforms was left stranded in an environmentally sensitive area of
the Alaskan coast.The rig, called Kulluk, ran aground on an...
Former Tory MP for Sheffield Hallam criticised for his comments
over Hillsborough disaster In a political career spanning more than thirty years at local
and national level, during which time he became the lone Tory voice
in the Socialist enclave of...
OUTLOOK Sir Martin Sorrell has expressed himself on the great corporation
tax debate. What firms need to understand, the advertising magnate
said yesterday, is the imperative of corporate social
responsibility."Doing good is good business," he told the...
FOOTBALL League Managers' chief says 71-year-old is fit enough to
keep going as United manager More than a third of managers in professional football are 45 or
younger, 35 to be exact, the largest number in history. In the case
of Sir Alex Ferguson,...
Brendan Rodgers, the LIverpool manager, has told Daniel Sturridge
that his 12 million move to Anfield represents his last chance to
make the big time.The 23-year-old striker has been comfortable at neither
Manchester City nor Chelsea and has only shown...
MARKET REPORT As stock markets flew up yesterday there were two notable
stragglers on the benchmark index: the supermarkets Sainsbury's and
Morrisons. Across the sea of blue on traders' screens there were
only three fallers on the blue-chip index as...
Adventurers plan to row 800 miles across Southern Ocean in 22-
foot boat Sir Edmund Hillary called it "the greatest survival story of all
time", and he knew a thing or two about the challenges posed by
nature. Today a British-Australian team will embark...
Around a decade ago, in the swanky Hotel Adlon in Berlin, an
elderly German industrialist suffers a grisly death: shot point-
blank in his room; his face destroyed by the killer's frenzied
stamping. Fabrizio Collini, an Italian migrant recently retired
WHEELS, ETC Pulling up at its factory in Great Malvern, it is clear that the
Morgan Motor Company isn't your average sports car manufacturer. The
site is small and men in brown coats are wheeling around shells of
the sort of "motor car" that Cousin Matthew...
"Back in 1963, we were at art school with Keith Richards," the 68-
year-old frontman Phil May gruffly informs us. The Pretty Things are
some of the most notorious "nearly men" of British R&B. Their
guitarist, Dick Taylor, was in the original Rolling...
Are men or women more stressed by losing their phones and other
gadget disasters? Rhodri Marsden and Harriet Walker go head to head
to find out who copes best RHODRI'S VIEWAnyone who's ever initiated a panic-stricken search for a laptop
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Council at war in coastal retreat favoured by the rich and famousWith its sweeping vistas of sand dunes leading to the North Sea
and its village green bordered by tea rooms, the closest the Suffolk
seaside village of Walberswick normally comes to confrontation...
EXCLUSIVE Massive fall in admissions demands drastic action,
Universities minister says Willetts: universities should admit more
working-class boys Universities will be told they should recruit more white, working-
class boys, as figures show a massive...
Vice-President says leader's condition is 'delicate' following
cancer surgery in Cuba As Hugo Chavez struggles to recover from his fourth cancer
operation in 18 months, Venezuelans are digesting the fact that he
may be too ill to be sworn in next Thursday...
With the big concert venues given over to ballet and the
collected works of Raymond Gubbay, small venues have filled the
breach, and none more enterprisingly this year than Kings Place:
this elegant venue has at last found its game, of which its Bach
INDEPENDENT CHILD SOLDIERS APPEAL Returning former child soldiers
to their families is only the beginning of a long process of
psychological reintegration. Paul Vallely reports It would be nice if there was a happy ending to every story we
have to tell...
A lot has happened since Parliament agreed to increase the
student fees to 9,000 in December 2010. At the time, we argued that
this controversial decision was necessary because it was preferable
to the main alternatives - significantly reducing student...
Brian Battistone's revolutionary racket means he never plays a
backhand, he just swaps handles. It is perfectly legal and has
helped his game. But, asks Paul Newman, will it catch on? It sounds like an idea that might eventually rank alongside