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.
Henry James's story has spawned some persuasive and genuinely
disturbing adaptations - foremost among them, Britten's opera and
The Innocents, Jack Clayton's great 1961 black-and-white movie. But
the unsettling power of the original novella stems from...
OUTLOOK The pound is taking a pounding, and it's going to get worse.
Dealers have been describing the traffic in sterling as moving in
one direction - out. The only real surprise is that it has taken
this long.In part, the retreat - rout might be more...
BalletBoyz William Trevitt and Michael Nunn have always been
ambitious. This latest double bill shows off 10 strong and
charismatic male dancers in new works by big name choreographers
Liam Scarlett and Russell Maliphant. It's a confident evening of
MARKET REPORT Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein once claimed the group does "God's
work" but its analysts were not singing the praises of bankers
yesterday. Goldman's banking experts are concerned about the amount
of regulation the UK's banks face and the...
FA CUP I came back from exchanging team-sheets in the referee's room
before Sunday's FA Cup tie with Tottenham, handed theirs to Mick
Jones, my assistant manager, and said: "Look at that. We'll do well
to get a kick." Andre Villas-Boas had picked a...
The Dutch head of state, Queen Beatrix, is to abdicate in favour
of her eldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander, after a 33-year reign
marked by controversy and even civil disobedience.Beatrix, who is 75 on Thursday, announced in a national
Tour de France winners refuse to be content with their recent
glory. Instead, they are always seeking ways to improve and push the
boundaries, as Robin Scott-Elliot discovers at their high-tech, high-
aiming training camp in Majorca Chris Froome's bike...
If a 4-1 trump break would leave you poorly placed to set up a
second suit, then it might be right to sort that suit out before
touching trumps.South opened One Heart and West overcalled Two Diamonds. North
doubled, negative, not for penalties, which...
Priest who helped lead Poland from communism to democracy Cardinal Jozef Glemp, who headed the Roman Catholic Church in
Poland for more than two decades, helped lead the nation through
martial law and the turbulent transition from communism to democracy
Magnus Carlsen is the winner of the 75th Tata Steel tournament,
after closing it out on Saturday with a round to spare. Carlsen's
mixture of talent, drive, determination and energy had given him a
lead of 1.5 points going into the final rest day last...
Milan and Juventus were last night both pushing to secure the
services of Mario Balotelli from Manchester City in the next 48
hours, with the player's agent, who is now in England, significantly
less emphatic about the prospects of him staying.City held...
Changing baby care fads are confusing, says celebrity supernanny
Rachel Waddilove, who advocates 'old-fashioned common sense'. But
her own approach can be controversial, as Charlotte Philby discoversRachel Waddilove knows a thing or two about bringing...
A Bristol couple killed after being knocked off their tandem
bicycle in an alleged hit-and-run had been given the go-ahead to
start IVF treatment shortly before the crash, it emerged yesterday.Ross Simons, 34, and his wife of 18 months, Clare, 30, died...
A teenager who pleaded for his life as a gang armed with knives
and swords chased and fatally stabbed him in the street was named
yesterday as Hani Hicham Abou El-Kheir.Witnesses said the 16-year-old tripped as he was pursued by up to
15 youths through...
INVESTMENT VIEW Wrapping up some of the more prominent companies to update on
their financials following the recent torrent of trading statements,
let's have a look at easyJet.Which doesn't make happy reading for me. I last featured the low-
Olympic rowing cox and noted academic Acer Nethercott was a rowing cox who excelled in the worlds of
sport and academia. He won an Olympic silver medal with the men's
eight at Beijing in 2008, and the Performance Director of GB Rowing,
Sir David Tanner,...
Machine-gun fire continued to rattle around the rubble-strewn
streets of Port Said last night as residents rejected the 30-day
state of emergency announced by President Mohamed Morsi in response
to the unfolding chaos across Egypt.Gunmen exchanged fire...
COMMENT Any man who applies for a head of department's job at a high
school before actually qualifying as a teacher, as the England rugby
coach Stuart Lancaster did way back when in the 1990s, is not
obviously short of positivity, enthusiasm and self-belief...
Civil servant on sabbatical takes the biscuit in battle to find
France's top cheesemonger Cheese is embedded deeply in France's sense of national identity.
Charles de Gaulle said that it was impossible to govern a country
which had so many different...
"I feel danger", announced the Cairo-based theatre director and
playwright, Ahmed Al Attar. "I have always been an optimist, but now
I am frightened." In late December, the British Council convened a
debate at the Southbank Centre examining the role...
QPR manager hits out at 'gang warfare' between agents vying to do
deals in the transfer window The Queen's Park Rangers manager, Harry Redknapp, likened the
competition among agents to place themselves at the centre of
lucrative January transfer window...
CRICKET Coach was nervous at start of debut series but learnt a
lot from failures during India They came, they saw, but the conquering must wait for a team less
experimental. The England coach, Ashley Giles, who admitted that a
bout of pre-tour nerves...
Local government England is the last country in the empire still ruled from
Whitehall. As Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland enjoy the fruits
of devolution, the English have one of the most over-centralised
countries in western Europe. We look across...
Any attempt to improve standards in education is beguiling - at a
superficial level. But Michael Gove has a knack for improving things
backwards. His reinvention of A-levels seems doctrinaire, to put it
politely, and follows hard on the heels of his...
Schoenberg's second string quartet caused a bigger riot than
anything else he composed: after the first bar of the second
movement his Viennese audience burst into laughter, and went on
disrupting it until the coda mysteriously calmed them down. "Perhaps
Nursery staff and childminders will be better paid, require more
qualifications and look after more children under a government drive
to improve a childcare system lagging well behind its European
counterparts.Elizabeth Truss, the Education and Childcare...
LEADING ARTICLE It is easy to see the political appeal of super-fast rail. The
prospect of passengers whisked from London to Birmingham in less
than an hour, and on to Manchester in only slightly more, fits
perfectly with the rhetoric of an ultra-modern,...
High-speed rail At last it appears to be full steam ahead for high -speed rail.
The journey so far has been unreliable and at one point seemed to be
heading for a dead end. There is still a very long way to go. The
scheme is years away from implementation...
After training for the trip for more than a year, a monkey was
yesterday successfully launched into space by Iran on top of its
latest Kavoshgar-3 rocket. The state news agency, Fars, later
reported that the scientists had "brought back and recovered...
Republicans have backed down on the debt ceiling and are
softening up on immigration. Now Fox has decided to get rid of Sarah
Palin. So is this the end of the Tea Party? By David Usborne Word at the weekend that Sarah Palin has been let go by Fox News,
Immigration So here's the problem. On January 1 next year any and every
Bulgarian and Romanian becomes free to work in the UK, when the
employment curbs on citizens of the so-called "A2 accession
countries" are lifted throughout the European Union. Yet,...
To Rob Hastings, she was an inspiring and energetic English
teacher. Now, Lindy Jones has motor neurone disease - and has
devoted her talents to a moving and funny memoir There are two things in particular that I remember from lessons
with Ms Jones -...
NOTEBOOK Where have all the grandparents gone? Children's fiction used to
be dependent on a great grandparent: Charlie wouldn't have made it
to the chocolate factory if Grandpa Joe wasn't around to take him.
And, more pertinently, he might not have made...
The crisis clubs: Newcastle meet Villa in a game neither dare
lose Alan Pardew has accepted the responsibility is now his to turn
around Newcastle United's faltering season following the signing of
five new players during the transfer window.Pardew has...
Never mind celebrating one of the biggest wins of a long career,
Yorkshire trainer Malcolm Jefferson was made to feel like the man
who had just shot Bambi when Cape Tribulation lunged late to land
the Argento Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday.Seldom has...
It is not known whether Scott Johnson has been inducted into the
philosophy department at the University of Woolloomooloo, as
famously depicted by John Cleese and the rest of the Monty Python
team, but Scotland's interim head coach from Down Under found
STEVE BUNCE ON BOXING Roy Jones was the world's best boxer in 1999 when Steve Collins
wrecked his victory celebrations and climbed through the ropes and
challenged him to a fight."He ran like a child," remembered Collins. "I knew that he was
You probably missed Moving On, being go-getting types who don't
lie on the sofa at 2.15 in the afternoon, eating Sugar Puffs and
flicking desultorily between Classic Mastermind and Dickinson's Real
Deal. What's more, you're probably not all that worried...
New jobs and faster railways at risk from spate of legal reviews Britain's HS2 high-speed rail line could be delayed for a decade
as a unified coalition of Conservative councils, MPs and
environmental groups threaten disruptive legal action.The new 33bn...
The crisis clubs: Newcastle meet Villa in a game neither dare
lose A public show of support from the chairman tends to set alarm
bells ringing for any manager but when the chairman issuing the
confidence vote is Aston Villa's Randy Lerner there is clearly
Singer best known for 'Love Won't Wait' The soul singer Major Harris was best known for the sensual
Philly Soul ballad "Love Won't Let Me Wait", which topped the R&B
charts and became a top-five hit in the US in 1975. Written by
Vinnie Barrett and guitarist...
LEADING ARTICLE French and Mali government forces were on the point of taking
back the city of Timbuktu from Islamist insurgents yesterday. The
city's history, its resonant name and its strategic position all
make its liberation the symbol of overall...
LIFE ON MARSDEN We know that the advertising industry has to paint
unrealistically positive pictures of our attitudes towards every
product, whether it's people weeping tears of gratitude at a payday
loan, laughing hysterically at pasta or growing extra...
ATHLETICS Toni Minichiello, the man who guided Jessica Ennis from
schoolgirl novice to Olympic heptathlon champion, has been issued
with a "take it or leave it" ultimatum as he ponders whether to
accept a consultancy role with UK Athletics. Minichiello...
Survey reveals fear that long build-up to poll creates
uncertainty A majority of Conservative and Labour voters believe that the
delayed in/out referendum on Europe promised by David Cameron is
likely to harm the economy, according to a ComRes survey...
DONALD MACINTYRE'S SKETCH It was tempting, listening to the epidemic of localism which
raged after Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin's Commons
statement yesterday, to fantasise what the House of Commons would be
like if there were no constituencies....
Rupert Murdoch apologised in person last night for a "grotesque,
offensive" cartoon in The Sunday Times which has provoked a wave of
protest from Jewish organisations who have declared it anti-
Semitic.In a rare disparaging comment on the editorial content...
TENNIS Scot takes five weeks off from competition to work with
Lendl after Australian final defeat The treadmill does not stop for Novak Djokovic. Within hours of
his victory over Andy Murray in the Australian Open on Sunday the
world No 1 was flying...
Brazil witnesses outpouring of grief as first 80 victims of Santa
Maria club fire are buried The motto of Tanise Cielo, 23, a talented dance graduate who was
one of the 231 young victims of the Santa Maria nightclub fire in
Brazil, was "and if the music...
The DIARY David Cameron and his ministers were wise to steer clear of
council and housing association estates during their visit to Leeds
yesterday. It has been calculated that the so-called 'bedroom tax'
which comes into force in April, penalising people...
The pound hit its lowest level against the euro in more than a
year yesterday, putting it on course for its worst month against the
currency since the depths of the financial crisis.As the UK's waning "safe-haven" status sent traders rushing for
Prince Charles is unlikely to be best pleased. A 3bn
redevelopment in one of London's swankiest postcodes which the heir
to the throne lobbied ferociously to be built in his preferred
architectural style has been placed on hold by its Qatari owners.The...
EYEWITNESS The recapture of Timbuktu was done by moonlight. More than 250
French troops parachuted down to the northern entrance of the fabled
desert city, while an armoured column sealed the southern exit.
After close to a year of occupation by Islamists,...
'No one knows everything' says England coach as he confirms
meetings with Brailsford and others to exchange ideas EXCLUSIVE
Coaching club hot on innovation Stuart Lancaster, England's head rugby union coach, and Dave
Brailsford, the man behind Britain's...
Personalised therapies are predicted to transform treatment
within a decade A decade ago it took tens of millions of pounds and many years to
sequence the complete genome of one individual. Now it takes a few
hundred pounds and a couple of days to decode...
IF YOU ASK ME If you ask me, in the light of Crufts renouncing its ban on
hairspray for dogs, the existence of Harrods Pet Spa, where dogs can
be perfumed, manicured, face-packed and put under hairdryers, plus
all the other horrible things we do to these...
Once a week, Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams toss a coin to
decide who will play which role on stage in the West End that night.
The two actresses are starring in Harold Pinter's play Old Times, a
three-hander in which a married couple, Kate and...
Customers will no longer be left hanging on premium-rate numbers
if they contact HM Revenue and Customs, the tax collection agency
has promised.HMRC said yesterday it would stop using of fee-charging 0845
phone lines after being told it was "unacceptable"...
Like many a band of the Sixties, The Animals bridled at having to
perform songs written by outside songwriting teams. Almost half a
century later, one can only imagine what constantly renewing energy
the band draws from hearing crowds lustily sing back...
How can an MPC member be bullish and still want more quantitative
easing? David Miles explains the apparent paradox to Russell Lynch It's a welcome change to hear a bit of optimism on the economy
after dire growth figures triggered a predictable flurry...
Literature Tonight is the Costa Book Awards - but publishing's
slightly odder gongs are where the real fun is, says Simon Usborne A search for Britain's best work of literature reaches its
conclusion tonight with the announcement of the Costa Book of...
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European court rules that Nordic nation does not have to
compensate Britain for bailout The Icelandic government was justified in refusing to compensate
Britain for the state expense of bailing out depositors in Icesave,
the court of the European Free...
Lancaster forced to rejig midfield while injury forces Corbisiero
to sit out the entire tournament If the uniquely fearsome Manu Tuilagi, not so much the X-factor
player in England's back division as the XXX-factor one, was within
a few minutes of playing...
Flooding is getting worse, and the country is getting ever more
crowded. So where are we going to live? Tom Peck reports on one
ingenious solution: houses that can float If we can't hold back the tide, why not rise with the river
level?They may sound...
Dear Virginia, This may be outside your usual range of problems,
but I'd like some help. I've never really felt "grown-up". My
friends seem to think I'm grown-up, and I've held down a good job
for years, and am about to be a father, but I feel all the...
A lejandro Zambra's first novel, Bonsai, brought the young
Chilean poet international fame. It was followed by The Private
Lives of Trees, which retained interest in the author. In this, his
third and longest - but still very short - novel, translated...
The seadogs who still want a watery grave It's rare these days -
but burial at sea isn't finished yet. By Michael McCarthy In Nelson's navy, it was a necessity. In modern Britain, it is
perhaps more of an emotional impulse. But whatever the motive,
SPORT MATTERS Just when we least expected it, football has found its Olympic
moment. The FA Cup has just restored our once strong link to the
people who actually play the game, taking us right into the lives of
Oldham Athletic's Matt Smith, Luton Town's...