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.
Those looking for amusement in the dreariness of the winter news
could do worse than follow the progress of the racing pundit John
McCririck's lawsuit against his former employer, Channel 4. Like
many public figures who pride themselves on their political
BBC executive who rose to Director-General but was sacked under
pressure from Mrs Thatcher Alasdair Milne is destined to be remembered for the brutal manner
of his dismissal as Director-General of the BBC in 1987, during
Margaret Thatcher's drive to...
LEADING ARTICLE The rape, and subsequent death, of a physiotherapy student in
India has rightly drawn attention to the country's appalling levels
of sexual violence. Here in Britain, although attitudes towards such
crimes are less overtly misogynistic,...
MARKET REPORT News out of Las Vegas doesn't usually rock the benchmark index in
London, but its annual Consumer Electronics Show this week has been
perking up Arm Holdings' share price, it would seem. The microchip
designer was top of the tree and its...
Manchester United must fight Arsenal for the services of Crystal
Palace's Wilfried Zaha, despite impressions that they would enjoy a
free run for the 20-year-old England international.Arsenal have certainly been active observers of the winger, about
Arsenal have joined the race to sign Loc Rmy from Marseilles in a
deal that could cost them 10m.Arsne Wenger has identified the 26-year-old striker as the
forward his side needs to add quality and goals to their attempt to
catch Tottenham Hotspur and...
The total raised to date by The Independent's Christmas Appeal
for Unicef's work rescuing child soldiers is an amazing 173,894.Readers who donated to our Christmas Appeal via successful bids
in our charity auction explain what motivated them. For those...
SKETCH The decisive moment came early in the first of Nick Clegg's
weekly radio phone-ins on LBC, when ex-Lib Dem county councillor
John from Surrey, who had torn up his party membership card, said he
was "just wondering" if the Deputy Prime Minister...
Hunt on for killers after three women who supported Kurdish
separatist movement are executed in their office The brutal assassination in central Paris of three Kurdish
militants, including a founder member of the separatist group the
PKK, sent a wave...
WORLD VIEW The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad will have no place in any
transitional government that follows the civil war in Syria, the UN
envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said this week. But if there are no
negotiations, then the Syrian leader stands a good...
The violence that has scarred the city has a simple explanation,
loyalist leader tells David McKittrick The Belfast flag riots have made headlines across the world,
forced a ministerial statement in the House of Commons and raised
fears about a return...
As battle lines were being drawn in the super-heated debate about
gun ownership in the United States, the Vice- President, Joe Biden,
sought support yesterday for tougher laws and background checks from
the one organisation least likely to give it, the...
The first wintry weather of 2013 will sweep into Britain tonight,
bringing snow tomorrow in various areas ranging from the North East
coast to the Welsh borders.After 10 days in which temperatures have been remarkably mild for
the time of year, sometimes...
LIFE BEYOND THE PREMIER LEAGUE 'He ticked all the boxes." Those were the rueful words of the
Barnsley director Don Rowing yesterday, after Terry Butcher had
agonised over a decision to turn down the chance to take over at
Oakwell.It has taken two decades...
Solid ratings were expected when BBC1 launched its 1950s medical
drama Call the Midwife last January in the primetime Sunday night
slot vacated by Downton Abbey.One year on, not only has it become the most successful new drama
series in more than a decade,...
When Max Euwe defeated Alexander Alekhine to become world chess
champion in 1935, it transformed the perception of chess in Holland
and paved the way for the most successful sponsorship in chess
history - a collaboration between chess and steel. This...
A study of the psychological impact of the one-child policy has
revealed disturbing conclusions. Steve Connor reports They were known as China's "little emperors" - the offspring of
one-child families born after the country's draconian family
Mancini admits defeat in battle to change wayward striker - but
Berlusconi is not keen Manchester City believe that Milan could come in with a 30m (24m)
bid for Mario Balotelli this month, despite their owner Silvio
Berlusconi dismissing the player as...
Food waste Every Sunday morning, in a working-class suburb of Granada, there
is a crowded, sprawling market. Unlike the city centre, which is
decidedly posh, it bustles with immigrants from North Africa and
local farmers with strong Andalucian accents....
CRICKET Captain needs series win in India to convince him England
deserve status as world's No 1 team Alastair Cook has called on his inexperienced side to banish his
feelings of inadequacy and "prove that we are No 1" as the five-
match one-day series...
English National Ballet's Sleeping Beauty is the best in Britain.
Kenneth MacMillan's production shows off the ravishing dances, with
gorgeous costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis and a vivid sense of
atmosphere. Tamara Rojo, who took over as the company's...
Stellar career in ruins as April Casburn becomes first person
convicted over hacking affair April Casburn's high-flying career in the police ended in
disgrace last night when she was convicted of offering to leak
details of the phone hacking inquiry...
Deutsche Bank made huge profits from betting on Libor interest
rates, it was reported yesterday, amid fresh rumours that Royal Bank
of Scotland is poised to settle with regulators and pay more than
300m over the Libor-fixing affair.The Wall Street Journal...
Royal Charter opponents want new independent watchdog verified by
non-statutory body Fleet Street editors are calling for a special charitable trust
to be set up to oversee the new independent newspaper watchdog
demanded by Lord Justice Leveson.The proposal...
London's property market may be charging ahead of the rest of the
country, but that doesn't mean you can't get in on the action. David
Spittles reports The energising impact of the 2012 Games endures despite
Government austerity cuts. London remains...
COMMENT After a brutal Presidential election campaign which found America
forced to scrutinise itself and its politicians, its film academy
has honoured films focusing on the battle for the country's soul set
in the past, and looking to its future.The...
Minister sets out plan for UK's biggest prison despite warnings
that concept has failed before Britain's biggest "super-jail" holding more than 2,000 offenders
could be built within years despite concerns about the safety and
effectiveness of large prisons.Justice...
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Tom Hooper has made one good decision in adapting the stage
musical Les Misrables, which itself has been adapted from Victor
Hugo's immense novel. In most screen musicals the actors lip-sync to
songs on a pre-recorded track. Hooper instead has got his...
It was goods-in-the-window time for the House of Birtwistle at
Kings Place. On our way down through the bowels of this temple to
commerce and culture, we passed the premiere of a portrait
exhibition by Adam Birtwistle, before arriving in the auditorium...
As Paul McGinley and Darren Clarke battle it out to lead Europe
in 2014, Bernard Gallacher tells Kevin Garside the role was so
different in his day Not long now before the smoke signals thread around the minarets
of Abu Dhabi to spell the name of Europe's...
Goalkeeper for Fulham in the 1950s Ian Black guarded Fulham's net unflappably throughout most of the
1950s before giving way to the challenge of youth in the form of the
more flamboyant Tony Macedo. Black was a much-needed pillar of
reliability in a...
From a curry house in Tooting to a Stockholm herring shack, a new
book reveals where chefs dine on their days off. By Simon Usborne It can be said with reasonable certainty that a new guide to
restaurants is the first to feature a herring kiosk in Stockholm,...
Pre-Wimbledon event gains star appeal as Britons progress at
Melbourne qualifying The Lawn Tennis Association's investment in the redevelopment of
the Edgbaston Priory Club will be rewarded from next year with
better quality fields for the annual Aegon...
The DIARY Matthew Hancock, the youngish and profoundly ambitious Tory
business minister who once drew a modest comparison between himself,
William Pitt, Benjamin Disraeli and Winston Churchill, is in a spot
of bother.Hancock is the ally and former special...
Cyber-bullying Recognise this chap? He is a "liar", an "idiot", a "terrorist
sympathiser", "deceitful", a "disgrace", an "insane liberal fool",
he is "on the payroll of the Muslim Brotherhood" and "on the payroll
of euro neo-nazis". He is "mad" (in Arabic...
My life in food... Andre Hoinkis, Master blender, Douwe Egberts Andr was born into a world of coffee. His grandfather started
commercially roasting beans in 1944 in So Paulo, Brazil, and his
grandmother would deliver it locally on a horse-drawn cart....
COMMENT The expression "a life-changing event" is well worn, I know. But
the visit I made to the Central African Republic last month will,
without doubt, stay with me forever.While visiting Unicef's base in the war-torn north-east of the
RACING It may yet prove that Walter Swinburn's finest achievement, as a
trainer, was to recognise and hone the talent of Adam Kirby.
Nowadays associated with the up-and-coming stables of Marco Botti
and Clive Cox, Kirby is running away with the all-weather...
The daughter of Klaus Kinski, the late German actor who starred
in epic films including Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, has accused
her father of raping her repeatedly as a child.The accusations levelled against Kinski, an actor renowned for
I confess that I quite liked The New Normal even before I saw a
frame of it, largely because I thought that the title would really
wind up Cardinal Keith O'Brien. Not that he's very likely to get to
hear about it, unless it's brought to his attention...
"Hi, I'm Laurence," says Laurence Fox, with the sort of awkward
informality actors use when everyone in the room knows their name.
The son of James Fox and co-star of Morse spin-off Lewis - primetime
shop-window for a restless screen and stage presence...
OUTLOOK Who's out to get Marc Bolland? If he's got any sense, the Marks &
Spencer chief executive will already be knee-deep in a leak inquiry
at head office today after being bounced into an embarrassing early
release of a desperately poor Christmas...
Inflation-proofed government bonds were given a boost yesterday
after the Office for National Statistics ruled out a change in the
method of calculating the retail prices index that would have
slashed interest payments to investors by billions of pounds...
Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez have been lauded by many critics
for excellent seasons to date and are set to be front-runners for
the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award,
but how about stating a case for Michu, Swansea's...
TENNIS World No 54 Haase first up for Scot, who should face
Federer in the last four - then Djokovic Andy Murray could have to beat both Novak Djokovic and Roger
Federer if he is to win the Australian Open, but the 25-year-old
Scot should be reasonably...
Pardew's struggling side dealt another blow after defender
signals intent to leave EXCLUSIVE San Lorenzo have made Coloccini
top target Newcastle United have been rocked by the request of their
captain, Fabricio Coloccini, to leave the club during the...
Gangster Squad (15)Ruben Fleischer, 113minsStarring: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling**Welcome to Los Angeles, 1949, riddled with vice, ruled by
gangsters, and the script isn't even written by James Ellroy. The
city has been turned into the personal fiefdom...
As Google boss Eric Schmidt urges North Korea to enter a new age
of digital freedom, details have emerged of the few friends the
"hermit kingdom" already embraces on Twitter.They are: an official Communist Party account in Vietnam, a
This year's Best Actress Academy Award will be contested by the
youngest and oldest ever nominees. Tim Walker reports from Los
Angeles The Academy Award for Best Actress will this year be contested by
both its youngest and its oldest ever nominees. Nine-year-old
MPs give top civil servant Sir Jeremy Heywood a rough ride over
Mitchell inquiry ordered by PM Britain's most senior civil servant was aware that Andrew
Mitchell may have been the victim of a "gigantic conspiracy" when he
was fighting to save his job...
American film producer Jamie Gold, winner of the biggest ever
World Series of Poker in 2006, does not get as much respect from his
fellow players as his victory warrants. He collected over $12m
(7.5m) for defeating a record field of 8,773 players. He...
A lawyer who broke ranks with his colleagues and volunteered to
represent two of the men accused of the gang rape that killed an
Indian student said yesterday that the 23-year-old victim was
"wholly responsible" for the attack.Manohar Lal Sharma, a 57-year-old...
RUGBY UNION As recently as a month ago, Northampton were all dressed up with
nowhere to go. Spanked by Ulster on home soil, their chances of
playing knockout rugby in the Heineken Cup seemed more remote than
the Planet Zog. Their domestic league form...
Allies of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel have warned David
Cameron not to "blackmail" Europe by threatening to take Britain out
of the EU.The Prime Minister is expected later this month to promise a
referendum on a "new settlement" for Britain ...
LEADING ARTICLE With Britain's place in Europe more uncertain now than at any
time for 40 years, it can only be welcome that the far-reaching
consequences of a departure from the EU are being spelled out so
loudly. Perhaps, between the warnings of the...
Court refuses to force abortion on 18-year-old and states that
society has ability to care for child A pregnant woman with serious mental health impairments will not
have to undergo an abortion after a senior judge ruled that she had
Tesco posted its best UK Christmas sales for three years
yesterday, smashing City expectations and vindicating the 1bn
recovery programme initiated last year to turn around its domestic
operation.Its chief executive, Philip Clarke, said: "We are back...
Families Hey, haters, leave my kid alone! Tom Daley's mum,
Debbie, has hit out at her medal-winning son's detractors. And she's
not the first to rise above the parental parapet. But does publicly
defending your well-known child cause more harm than good?...
The true extent of the justice system's failure to protect women -
and men - from sexual assault can be revealed today. But will these
shocking statistics lead to change? Crisis of faith as victims see
no hope of conviction Only 1,070 rapists are convicted...
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Get online, discount fiercely - and recruit a snowman for your
advertising campaign. James Thompson reveals what we have learnt
about how retailers can prosper in the festive season Retailers had hoped that Christmas 2012 would mark a turning
ANALYSIS The guerrilla war between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan
Workers Party (PKK) dates back to 1984. The government has often
believed itself close to military victory only to see the PKK
survive. Its leader, Abdullah Ocalan, has been in a...
A JUROR WRITES I was on a rape jury a couple of years ago. I can clearly
remember the indictment being read out; hearing what the man in the
dock a few feet away was alleged to have done, what we would be
asked to decide upon. At that moment you cannot...
OLYMPICS The impact of London's Olympics has been felt as far away as
Japan, with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games boosted by a rise in
public support thanks to the success of last summer's event in
Britain.Tokyo is one of three cities that submitted...
NOTEBOOK For all the talk of our "integrated" media, the separate
disciplines don't half love it when they perceive the other side to
have screwed up. But never has there been a mass condemnation on the
scale of how the papers received ITV's new Saturday...
Fans come to blows during Swansea defeat while both Benitez and
Buck face crowd's anger Chelsea fans groups warned yesterday of a "toxic" atmosphere at
Stamford Bridge following Wednesday's 2-0 Capital One Cup semi-
final first leg defeat to Swansea...
* Executives of Swiss bank tell MPs of 'stealing on a grand
scale' * Managers are accused of 'gross negligence and
incompetence' "Mercenary" traders at UBS could have been manipulating Libor
interest rates for years before the period it paid a record...
Members of Parliament believe they deserve a pay hike of one-
third - with nearly 70 per cent believing that they are underpaid
for the job they do.Conservative members of Parliament on average would like a 31,000
increase in their basic salary - to...
Feeling peckish? Forget hotdogs and burgers - classic British
savouries are ripe for revival, says Welsh rarebit addict
Christopher Hirst Though burgers, pizzas and even hotdogs have improved out of all
recognition at certain specialist outlets, my snack...
African mission plea for more firepower after being humiliated by
rebel advance in DRC The United Nations is considering using unmanned drones in its
peacekeeping operations for the first time, as it seeks to
strengthen its forces in eastern Congo.The...
Manager Alan Pardew claims Newcastle have been exposed by failure
to build on last season's momentum and admits they are facing
serious problems, writes Martin Hardy The dressing room of a team falling down the Premier League is
never one for a faint...
Loopy autograph of America's next Treasury Secretary will be
carried across the world on the face of dollar bills America's next Treasury Secretary faces a full in-tray. With only
weeks to go before the US is expected to violently bang its head
INVESTMENT VIEW While economic growth and corporate earnings disappoint, stock
prices have recorded strong gains. In 2012, the MSCI All-Country
World index of equities increased 16.9 per cent including dividends.
The US S&P 500 index increased 13 per...
As our campaign draws to a close, Unicef's David Bull explains
what the money raised will mean for children whose lives were stolen
THE INDEPENDENT CHILD SOLDIERS APPEAL When we first found out that The Independent had chosen Unicef's
work with child...