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The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010. Nicknamed the Indy, it was launched in 1986 and is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers.



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Latest Articles

Tri-Valley Track Team Shines at Meet of Champions

The end of the track season is near, but the Tri-Valley hosted one more event to showcase the best track teams in the Bay Area. The North Coast Section Meet of Champions took place on May 20-21 at Dublin High School and multiple Tri-Valley high schools participated.
By Nathan Canilao
• The Independent

Foothill Baseball Takes East Bay Athletic League Championship

The Foothill High School baseball team defeated the De La Salle Spartans 4-1 on May 13 to win the East Bay Athletic League Championship. The Falcons capped off their EBAL tournament run defeating the 12th ranked team in the state.
By Nathan Canilao
• The Independent

Tri-Valley Schools Perform at Championships

All five Tri-Valley high schools competed at the North Coast Section (NCS) Tri-Valley Area Championships on May 14 and competed against some of the best track and field teams in the East Bay. Each school had moments of greatness, scoring high marks in each event.
By Nathan Canilao
• The Independent

Amador Valley High Boys' Volleyball Team Takes Second Place in North Coast Section Playoffs

The Amador Valley High School boys’ volleyball team took second place in the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs on May 12, losing in the championship final against the College Park High School Falcons.
By Nathan Canilao
• The Independent

Will showering less help cut your energy bills?

Switching energy providers always used to be the best way to cut your bills, but now there are no cheap tariffs available, is there anything else you can do to cut costs? Energy bills are rising significantly and Ofgem has just announced it is likely to start reviewing its price cap on a more regular basis. In April they rose by 54 per cent on average and are predicted to rise again in October.
By Rebecca Goodman
• The Independent

Livermore High School Finishes Softball Season on High Note

The Livermore High School softball team defeated the Granada Matadors 6-3 on May 5. The Cowboys defeated the No. 1 team in the East Bay Athletic League and finished the regular season on a high note. The Cowboys started off the game hot. They scored two runs in the first inning and three runs in the third to take a commanding 5-0 lead early.
By Nathan Canilao
• The Independent

Foothill High School's Volleyball Playoff Run Ends in Second Round against Berkeley

The Foothill High School volleyball team was defeated by the Berkeley Yellowjackets by a score of 3-0 on May 5, ending their North Coast Section playoff run. The Falcons season ends as they finish the year with a record of 20-8. The Falcons playoff run started off well with a 3-0 win over American High School. They dominated the Eagles throughout the match and did not let American High come back within striking distance.
By Nathan Canilao
• The Independent

Amador Loses Close Lacrosse Playoff Match

The Amador Valley girls’ lacrosse team was defeated by the Davis High Blue Devils 15-14 on May 5 in the second round of the North Coast Section playoffs. Amador defeated Davis High in an earlier matchup this year, but the Blue Devils avenge the earlier loss. The Dons’ NCS run ends in the second round with a loss at home.
By Nathan Canilao
• The Independent

Livermore Cowboys Shutout Monte Vista Mustangs at Home

The Livermore High School baseball team defeated the Monte Vista Mustangs 8-0 on April 27. The Cowboys bouncde back after losing back-to-back games and improve to get their 9th win of the year. The Cowboys got up early, scoring two runs in the first two innings. After scoring one run in the fourth inning, the Cowboys would take a commanding 5-0 lead in the fifth inning.
By Nathan Canilao
• The Independent

Opinion: Cheap, drunk and vulgar: I’m fed up with anti-Scottish bigotry

Since childhood, I have been aware of hostile jabs mocking Scottish people, on TV and in print, with the source typically being English. Ranging from inane jokes to rather extreme scorn, there is a proclivity in the English media to denigrate Scots arbitrarily. It is an irksome inclination that permeates panel conversations and columns; one that labels Scots as perpetually cheap, drunk and unintelligible. These existing attitudes are obviously leftovers from a tense historical relationship, but
By Lucy Fitzgerald
• The Independent

Foothill High Baseball Team Pummels Livermore For 16th Win

The Foothill High School baseball team defeated the Livermore Cowboys 10-3. The Falcons won their fourth game this year when they scored ten or more runs. The Cowboys put up three runs in the first two innings and held a 2-0 lead to start the game, but the Falcons would come back in the second inning and score three consecutive runs. From then on, it was all Falcons.
By Nathan Canilao
• The Independent

Mothers paid 47% of minimum wage while on maternity leave

Statutory maternity pay should be increased in line with the national living wage, says the charity Maternity Action, as 96 per cent of women say they worry about money while on maternity leave. Maternity pay increased to £156.66, from £151.97 per week at the start of April, a rise of 3.1 per cent. Yet as inflation was seven per cent in March, the amount has fallen in real terms. This figure is equivalent to 45 per cent of the National Living Wage, or minimum age, for a 35-hour week at a rate
By Rebecca Goodman
• The Independent