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The Independent

Founded in 1986 the centre-left paper quickly established itself as one of Britain's leading quality newspapers. The opinion section, particulaly online, is impressively diverse. After falling into financial difficulties the paper was bought by Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev in 2010. Print circulation dropped more than half between 2010 and 2014.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Centre-left
Circulation: 63,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday
Visits per month: 30.000.000 - 40.000.000
Online payment model: All content free of charge

Location: London, United Kingdom
Publisher: Independent Print Ltd
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1986

2 Derry Street, London, W8 5HF
Phone: 0044 20 7005 2000
Twitter: @Independent

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1.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 19/01/2016

Mandatory English classes for migrant women a good idea

British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to make English courses for migrant women mandatory and if they fail the test after two and a half ... » more

2.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 11/01/2016

Government should focus on its citizens now

To prevent the attacks in Cologne from leading to a shift to the right the German left must be more open to people's fears, the ... » more

3.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 06/01/2016

Cameron's latest move makes Brexit more likely

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Tuesday that he is leaving it to the members of his cabinet to decide for themselves whether to ... » more

4.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 15/12/2015

Recognise IS caliphate as a state

Integrating the "caliphate" declared by the IS fighters in Syria and Iraq into the international diplomatic system would force the Islamists to be less brutal ... » more

5.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 08/12/2015

Basic income unthinkable in UK

The plans of the Finnish government to ensure an unconditional basic income for every adult attest to a sense of solidarity and community that is ... » more

6.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 23/11/2015

Europe defiant in the face of terror

Despite the terrorist threat people in Paris and other European cities are getting on with their lives as best they can, writes the centre-left daily ... » more

7.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 09/11/2015

Ban Russia from Rio Olympics

The investigating committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) presented a report on Monday that accuses Russia of implementing a massive doping programme. Immediately afterwards ... » more

8.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 02/11/2015

Merkel's era drawing to an end

After ten years in office it's time for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to bow out, the centre-left daily The Independent concludes, suspecting that the refugee ... » more

9.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 28/10/2015

Anti-terror strike an attack on press freedom

The British police have confiscated the laptop of BBC journalist Secunder Kermani on the grounds that the latter was communicating with British members of the ... » more

10.  The Independent - United Kingdom | 25/10/2015

Blair and Bush should not have occupied Iraq

Former British prime minister Tony Blair admitted for the first time in an interview on Sunday that the 2003 invasion of Iraq favoured the rise ... » more


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