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The Independent: British online daily newspaper
The Independent is a British online publisher of news that was established in 1986 as a politically independent national morning printed newspaper published in London. 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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'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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Vince Cable: People should abandon 'tribal loyalties' and vote tactically to block Brexit, says ex-Lib Dem leader

Writing for The Independent, Sir Vince says the first December election for almost a century will be the last chance to stop Brexit
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Stop Brexit Man: Gate-crashing TV and fighting fascists with the face of Remain resistance

The Independent spends bizarre day with Steve Bray, the Welsh coin dealer known to millions for disrupting daily Westminster news broadcasts
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Brexit: Labour MPs bombard Jeremy Corbyn with calls for him to back fresh referendum before general election

'Dozens of phone calls' made to whips' office, The Independent understands – putting 'almost unanimous' view that Final Say vote must come first
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Victims' Commissioner calls for National Insurance change after The Independent reveals how domestic abusers use details to track down victims

Dame Vera Baird QC says 'failure of bureaucracy is inadvertently leading to victims' lives being put at risk'
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Commons speaker's powers could be curbed if Tories win election majority, minister suggests

Exclusive: A minister told The Independent it was time to consider imposing constraints on the speaker's discretion to interpret the rules of parliament
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'He would destroy my sim cards and lock the front door': A mother and two daughters' story of domestic abuse

Cycle of abuse passed down through generations, women in hiding in refuge tell The Independent: 'I think dad made us weak. He opened us up and made us vulnerable'
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Home Office faces court challenge over allowing asylum seekers to be interrogated by countries from which they are trying to flee

Exclusive: Case could force UK government to reconsider claims of hundreds of failed asylum seekers after The Independent exposed 'corrupt' practice
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Supreme Court ruling on whether Boris Johnson unlawfully closed parliament to be delivered on xxxxxxx

The Supreme Court ruling on whether Boris Johnson unlawfully suspended parliament earlier this month will be delivered on Tuesday, The Independent understands.
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Deputy leader of UK's Labour to demand Brexit referendum before election: report

Tom Watson, UK Labour's deputy leader, will call for the opposition party to demand a second Brexit referendum that should be held before a general election, the Independent newspaper reported..
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Brexit: Boris Johnson threatens to sack Tory MPs who back law to block no deal

Decision comes after crunch talks with whips at Chequers retreat on Sunday, The Independent understands
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Cross-party MPs seek emergency ruling from Scottish court to block Commons suspension

The Independent understands the bid will be heard on Thursday
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British trophy-hunters legally killed 500 African monkeys and baboons in 30 years

Exclusive: 'We share over 90 per cent of our DNA with them. This is as close to murder as you can get,' campaigner tells The Independent
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Home Office outsourcing to 'exploitative' contractor must be reviewed, say MPs and lawyers

Calls for investigation into outsourced immigration services after The Independent revealed Home Office profits on UK visas surged by millions of pounds a week under private firm accused of exploiting..
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Boris Johnson backed plan to send British troops to Yemen

Exclusive: PM supported deploying troops when he was foreign secretary – and is keeping the option 'on the table', The Independent understands
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Gay woman unlawfully deported from UK was 'gang-raped and fearing for her life' after removal to Uganda

Exclusive: Asylum seeker who is being returned to Britain after landmark High Court case tells The Independent she has been living in perpetual fear of being attacked for her sexuality
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Boris Johnson stokes early general election speculation and denies sounding like Labour politicians

Cabinet minister tells The Independent they believe an election is 'likely' either in the autumn months, or next spring
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Kim Darroch resigns: Ambassador to US decided to quit after Boris Johnson refused to back him over Trump remarks

British ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch resigned after seeing likely future prime minister Boris Johnson refuse to back him over leaked criticism of Donald Trump, The Independent understands.
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Transport for London to consider training shakeup for staff helping disabled passengers after The Independent highlights 'humiliating' treatment

Comes after columnist James Moore wrote about his experience during a recent tube journey
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