The Independent

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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Mishaal Khan

Writer of all things related to South Asian socio-politics, women & human rights. Aspiring author & storyteller... I …

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Skills: Reporter, Proofreader, Feature Writer, Copywriter, Blogger

Nicole Kelly

A creative, highly motivated and versatile communications professional with a love for storytelling.

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Jessica Tradati

Freelance journalist and photographer based between Bangkok and Milan • MA in International Journalism at City University, London, …

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Noah Sin

Writes for the Independent on Hong Kong; China Correspondent at Backbench; MSc IR Theory at the London School …

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Latest Articles

9 of the Best Hotels in Hanoi

Hanoi’s chequered history has created a beautiful mess of contrasting neighbourhoods. There's the labyrinthine Old Quarter; tree-studded French Quarter; lake-filled Tay Ho District; and the glistening modernity of the rapidly developing Westside precincts. Fortunately, accommodation options are spread throughout the city so you can pair your personality with the neighbourhood. From boutique charm squeezed into the Old City, to spacious modern creations from award-winning architects, there’s an
By Joshua Zukas
The Independent

Thousands to boycott Airbnb over listings in occupied West Bank

Almost 20,000 people have pledged to deactivate their Airbnb accounts for a global campaign protesting the company's decision to re-introduce property listings in Israeli West Bank settlements, considered illegal under international law. The #DeactivateAirbnb action is timed to coincide with Nakba Day on Wednesday or what is known as "the catastrophe," which led to the exodus of several hundred thousand Palestinians after the declaration of the State of Israel on 15 May 1948. Airbnb announced
By Anu Shukla
The Independent

Thousands march in London to support Palestinians after Gaza rocket exchanges

Thousands of people marched in central London to demand a right to determination for the Palestinian people and called for Israel to be held accountable for violations of international law. The National Demonstration for Palestine followed a week-long exchange of air raids and rockets that killed at least 25 Palestinians and four Israelis. Protesters gathered at Portland Place and marched to Whitehall, where several speakers – including dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah, the rapper Lowkey, political
By Anu Shukla
The Independent

What It's Like to Stay in The Montreal Hotel Suite Where John Lennon and Yoko Ono Held Their Bed-In

As the door closed behind me and I was left alone in suite 1742, a sense of panic mixed with déjà vu set in. I had seen these rooms before, on old newsreel, in documentaries and in glossy coffee table books. But being here in the very space where John and Yoko stood – or rather laid – felt intrusive somehow. It felt like they might wander in and ask me to bugger off.
By Fiona Tapp
The Independent

Aboriginal man demanding British Museum return shield stolen from his ancestor granted private viewing

An Aboriginal man demanding the return of an ancestral shield seized by James Cook in 1770 has become the first living member of his clan to hold it after being invited to a private viewing by the British Museum. Rodney Kelly is the sixth generational descendent of a warrior called Cooman of the Gweagal clan’s Dharawal tribe. According to historical documents, the shield was taken by Cook and his marines after Cooman was shot in the leg when the British arrived at Botany Bay, Australia on 29 A
By Anu Shukla
The Independent

10 best baby mobiles to help your little one drift off to sleep

We know there’s really no such thing as a perfect night’s sleep when you’re a new parent, but baby mobiles are one thing that can make your little one’s sleep environment just that little more peaceful. With music, lights and toys, these mobiles can help entertain and soothe your baby – helping them drift off to sleep or distracting them for a few moments of peace and quiet. There’s a range of mobiles depending on your needs: from ones that hang on your nursery ceiling, to cot or travel mobile
By jenna farmer
The Independent

Chancellor to anounce fate of 1p and 2p coins this week

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to rule on the fate of 1p and 2p coins later this week, a year after the Treasury’s spring statement announced they could be phased out and he called them "obsolete." The Treasury has declined to comment on whether or not the coins will stay but said "the result of the review will be announced shortly." Further information about the decision was confirmed to the Daily Mail by a government source who said: “We will confirm the penny coin won’t be scrapped. You’ll st
By Anu Shukla
The Independent