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The Independent: British online daily newspaper
The Independent is a British newspaper that was established in 1986 as a national morning printed paper and is now an online newspaper only. Nicknamed the Indy, it began as a broadsheet and changed to tabloid format in 2003. The last printed edition was published on Saturday 26 March 2016, leaving only the online edition.

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UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast

Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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'There is still a lot of mess to clean up': Student protesters say government must do more to solve grades chaos

'I worked so hard to be underpredicted by my own school,' one pupil tells The Independent
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Joaquin Phoenix pleads for goats at disgraced Far Marsh farm to be rescued

Exclusive: Hollywood stars and other actors and singers back open letter asking for animals to be handed over after The Independent revealed horrors behind closed doors
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Lack of gender and ethnic diversity in advertising industry leads to 'lazy sexist' stereotyping in ads, leading advertisers group head admits

'The portrayal of women in ads is often very different from society,' Keith Weed tells The Independent
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The Independent's Evgeny Lebedev awarded peerage by PM

The Independent's largest shareholder Evgeny Lebedev has been made a life peer after being nominated by the prime minister Boris Johnson for his work in the media industry and support for conservation..
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Unemployment will rise to highest level since 1993 if furlough scheme ends in October, economic researchers warn

Based on forecasts, The Independent estimates some 700,000 jobs will be lost in 2021 with scheme's removal
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'The government is hanging the city out to dry': The story of Leicester's lockdown – and the lessons to be learnt

Two weeks on from when the city was first placed into lockdown following a spike in cases, The Independent looks back at how the local outbreak has been handled
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Ishak Mostefaoui: London student who joined Isis 'dies in Syrian jail'

Captured jihadi previously told The Independent he was ready to serve prison time in UK for terror offences
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Boris Johnson urged to raise freedom of press concerns with Trump after arrest of The Independent's chief US correspondent

Long-serving reporter was shackled and put in prison uniform during six-hour ordeal
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Rishi Sunak's emergency mini-budget at a glance, from stamp duty to meal vouchers

Here The Independent looks at some of the key announcements in the chancellor's update to MPs
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Coronavirus: Rights of up to 17,000 children whose mothers are in prison at risk during pandemic, MPs warn

'Temporary release is the humane thing for the government to do,' Harriet Harman tells The Independent
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Reading terror attack: Libyan convict Khairi Saadallah named as suspect for stabbing that killed three

The suspect arrested over a terror attack that left three victims dead in Reading is a Libyan national called Khairi Saadallah, The Independent understands. Saadallah, 25, was jailed last year for..
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Reading stabbing: Three dead and more injured as police investigate terror motive in park attack

Three people have been killed in a suspected terror attack in aReading park A Libyan man has been arrested on suspicion of launching the rampage as groups of friends enjoyed the evening sunshine on..
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4.3 million meals to be delivered to school children as Help The Hungry appeal passes £7m

'These generous new donations take us 70 per cent of the way towards our goal to secure £10m to combat food poverty in London over the next three years,' says The Independent's Evgeny Lebedev
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Civil servants react with shock and anger after decision to merge DfID with Foreign Office

The Independent understands that PM, who acted alone in authorising merger, provided no instructions on how to facilitate restructuring
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Britain's The Independent to launch Russian-language edition: RBC

Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev said he planned to launch an online Russian-language edition of British newspaper The Independent starting this month, Russia's RBC media portal reported on..
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The story of the UK's unprecedented GDP collapse in five charts

The Independent puts the latest economic figures in historic context
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'I'm unable to breath I'm so stressed': Single parents warn support bubbles fail to address financial dilemmas

Single parents tell The Independent plans overlook fact majority of single parents rely on formal childcare and do not necessarily have support network
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'Not realistic': Headteachers' union says schools cannot fulfill government's plan to reopen

'I don't think you can socially distance in schools with young children,' one leader tells The Independent
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Help the Hungry: Marathons and piggy-back challenges help The Independent raise £3.7m

One chef has jogged three-and-a-half miles every day in pink flamingo suit to raise money for The Felix Project
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More female NHS staff could die from coronavirus because of wrongly sized PPE, union official warns

'At times when we've been in high-risk areas, the mask hasn't felt like it has fitted very well, but I've not had the opportunity to test it. They haven't said why they have stopped testing,' doctor..
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Coronavirus: Gay and bisexual patients barred from plasma trials

'It's really upsetting that gay and bi men who want to help in the fight against coronavirus are being prevented from doing so,' Stonewall policy chief tells The Independent
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Coronavirus: How do we help domestic abuse victims trapped with abusers during lockdown?

The Independent spoke to frontline service providers and experts about how best to support victims during the coronavirus crisis
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Help The Hungry campaign raises £1m for the vulnerable

'£1m raised, £1m to go – let's finish the job,' says The Independent's Evgeny Lebedev
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'A lot of boyfriends': Blitz generation offer insights on how they got through national crisis more devastating than coronavirus

Three women who lived through horror of Second World War tell The Independent that new challenge must be met with resolve, duty - and laughter
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Coronavirus: Government to announce funding for charities hit by outbreak

Support set to be detailed in coming days, as The Independent launches appeal to help hungry
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Coronavirus: Government urged to introduce emergency measures to protect women trapped with abusers amid concerns violence could soar

Domestic abuse survivor tells The Independent she is fearful coronavirus outbreak could prompt ex-husband to abduct their two children
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'One last ta-ra': Final orders at the bar as city streets empty across UK ahead of coronavirus lockdown

The Independent finds Sheffield transformed into a Friday night ghost town within hours of pubs, clubs and restaurants being ordered to shut
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Coronavirus: Charities offering online support to domestic abuse victims amid concerns violence could soar

'It can be like a pressure cooker in the house. There are a lot more chances for episodes,' expert tells The Independent
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Period products likely to become 'free across the UK as Scotland set to pave way'

'If you come on your period and don't have a tampon or pad, it is not just that moment of panic, it's the constant shame of leaking,' campaigner tells The Independent
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Grooming gangs review: Government refusal to publish 'characteristics' research could be debated by MPs after 100,000 sign petition

Home Office previously denied Freedom of Information request by The Independent, claiming publication was not 'in the public interest'
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At least 20,000 people denied information that could prove right to live in UK, in new 'hostile environment' clampdown

Exclusive: Controversial loophole – introduced despite 'next Windrush' warning – used to block almost 43 per cent of data requests, The Independent reveals
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Man who shouted 'dirty Jews' and shoved baby's pram convicted of racist assault

Adam Cassidy caught by police after video of attack published by The Independent goes viral
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Home Office finally lets British man sleeping on streets in Europe come home – but charges him £100

Officials rang Fatush Lala to tell him he could come home hours after The Independent reported his plight
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'I can't stop smiling': Booze, bingo and bunting at Barnsley Brexit celebrations

The Independent joins revellers toasting EU departure in South Yorkshire town – and finds them in party mood, writes Colin Drury
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London council cuts ties with private firm that deems sick homeless people 'fit' without meeting them

Islington Council decides to axe contract with NowMedical after The Independent revealed it has been paid millions of pounds in public money to produce reports on homeless individuals solely on basis..
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Labour leadership: Jess Phillips says she is 'bold' choice who can win 'war against Boris Johnson'

Exclusive: Contender to succeed Jeremy Corbyn tells The Independent she can connect with the voters her party needs to win back
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UK PM Johnson extends lead over Labour to 9 points: BMG poll

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party's lead over Labour has widened to nine points from six a week ago, according to a poll by BMG for the Independent newspaper published four days before..
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A cigarette paper seat: how Crewe could hold key to election success

'Workington man' was named the symbol of a must-win constituency at the election, but there are many key battlegrounds. The Independent visits the Cheshire seat where just 48 votes decided the outcome..
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'There are a lot of lies': In London's key swing seats, Britain's Muslim voters could prove decisive

Research has shown that the Muslim electorate can swing the capital's Kensington and Putney seats, along with 29 others across the UK. The Independent visits the two boroughs to scope the lay of the..
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EU to spell out plans for potentially years more Brexit talks on day after general election, leaked documents show

EU leaders will spell out their plans for potentially years more Brexit talks on the day after the general election, a leaked internal documents seen by The Independent shows.
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Brexit-torn Hartlepool ready to howl with monkey rage on election day

'Workington man' has been named the symbol of a must-win constituency at the election, but there are many key battlegrounds. The Independent visits the North East town where the Brexit Party holds the..
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Infected toes and Brexit blues: how Anna Soubry hopes to win three-way fight in bellwether Broxtowe

'Workington man' has been named the symbol of a must-win constituency at the election, but there are many key battlegrounds. The Independent visits a Nottinghamshire swing where both Tories and Labour..
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'It could take years to recover': Residents in Fishlake fear the worst after unprecedented flooding

The Independent visits South Yorkshire village where half of all homes have now been evacuated - and which is bracing itself for more heavy rain
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What Britain's general election looks like from the EU parliament in Brussels

The Independent's Europe Correspondent Jon Stone finds that the election means different things to different MEPs
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General election: The Independent needs you to send us any political advertising you see on Facebook

Help fight for a fair and honest election
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Family of teenager stabbed to death during council-run knife awareness session demand answers

Exclusive: 'It was on their premises, on their invitation, and he wasn't protected,' aunt of Hakim Sillah tells The Independent
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UK Conservatives gain over Labour: Independent poll

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has gained versus the opposition Labour Party over the past month, a poll published by the Independent newspaper showed on Sunday.
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None of the above: Brexit, austerity and political point-scoring leave Wakefield voters turned off from election

'Workington man' has been named the symbol of a must-win Tory seat, but there are many key battlegrounds across the north. The Independent visits West Yorkshire where a city MP wants constituents'..
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General election: How voter loyalty that lasted 100 years is vanishing – making 2019 impossible to call

Analysis: In the first of our guides to the 2019 contest, The Independent's election guru looks at the evidence showing half of voters switched parties in the last three polls
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