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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Jessica Tradati

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

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Skills: Video Editor, Reporter, Photographer, Feature Writer, Copywriter
Specialisms: Travel, Technology, Sports, Social Media, Politics, News, Lifestyle, Journalism, Food, Features, Environment, Education, Culture

Michael Selby-Green

Michael is an investigative journalist. He previously worked on investigations with The Sunday Times Insight team and The …

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George King

My name is George King and I am a 24-year-old NCTJ-qualified journalist, editor and freelancer. My most recent …

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Lauren Cope

Chief reporter for Norwich at Archant Norfolk. I split my time between news editing and writing about what's …

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Skills: Video Editor, Sub-editor, Reporter, Feature Writer, Editor, Copywriter, Blogger
Specialisms: Travel, Social Media, News, Lifestyle, Journalism, Food, Features, Education

Latest Articles

Cameron and May ‘must be called before inquiry to answer for Grenfell’

Theresa May and David Cameron should be called before the inquiry into the Grenfell disaster to account for missed opportunities to prevent it, councillors are demanding. Labour councillors in Kensington and Chelsea made the call as part of a double-pronged move aiming to hold central and local governments to account for their “action or inaction” before and after the inferno that killed 72 people in June 2017. Pat Mason, leader of the Labour group on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelse
By Anu Shukla
The Independent

New US sanctions on Venezuela pressure Maduro but ‘risk exacerbating humanitarian crisis and torpedoing negotiations’

When Juan Guaido raised his nation’s tricolour flag in January and swore himself in as interim president to the rapturous cheers of thousands in Caracas, many hoped – and believed – President Nicolas Maduro was finally on his way out. A long-fractured opposition had reorganised, mass protests returned to the capital, and within minutes the US – followed by 50 other nations – officially recognised the national assembly head as the country’s legitimate leader.
By Luke Taylor
The Independent

Tom Howley: the face behind the luxury kitchen brand

Kitchens have become the heart within the family home, and nobody understands that more than designer Tom Howley, who set up his own luxury kitchen company in 2004, now owned by BHID Group. He now fits over a hundred kitchens a month, has 17 UK branches and a multitude of high-profile (yet mostly anonymous) clients saved on his phone. So just how did he get here? He says, with slight bewilderment caught up in his soft Irish accent: “How I’ve ended up here - I don’t know.”
By Kate Nicholson
The Independent

Committee overseeing response to Grenfell Tower fire scrapped by Kensington and Chelsea Council

Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted to scrap a committee tasked with scrutinising the authority’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire, prompting angry protests outside the Town Hall on Wednesday evening before the decision was passed. Meetings about the aftermath of the disaster that killed 72 people in June 2017 will now take place in north Kensington, instead of at the Town Hall itself, and involve a “wider remit” with great involvement of residents. Council leaders said the move was de
By Anu Shukla
The Independent

Committee overseeing response to Grenfell Tower fire scrapped by Kensington and Chelsea Council

Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted to scrap a committee tasked with scrutinising the authority’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire, prompting angry protests outside the Town Hall on Wednesday evening before the decision was passed. Meetings about the aftermath of the disaster that killed 72 people in June 2017 will now take place in north Kensington, instead of at the Town Hall itself, and involve a “wider remit” with great involvement of residents. Council leaders said the move was de
By Anu Shukla
The Independent

Committee overseeing response to Grenfell Tower fire scrapped by Kensington and Chelsea Council

Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted to scrap a committee tasked with scrutinising the authority’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire, prompting angry protests outside the Town Hall on Wednesday evening before the decision was passed. Meetings about the aftermath of the disaster that killed 72 people in June 2017 will now take place in north Kensington, instead of at the Town Hall itself, and involve a “wider remit” with great involvement of residents. Council leaders said the move was de
By Anu Shukla
The Independent

Committee overseeing response to Grenfell Tower fire scrapped by Kensington and Chelsea Council

Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted to scrap a committee tasked with scrutinising the authority’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire, prompting angry protests outside the Town Hall on Wednesday evening before the decision was passed. Meetings about the aftermath of the disaster that killed 72 people in June 2017 will now take place in north Kensington, instead of at the Town Hall itself, and involve a “wider remit” with great involvement of residents. Council leaders said the move was de
By Anu Shukla
The Independent

Long read: Resurrection biology: Do we have the right to bring back certain species from the dead?

Few people enjoying a walk on Scotland’s coast today know that it is missing a fascinating animal: a charismatic, large, flightless seabird that is Britain’s very own dodo. In July 1840, Britain’s last great auks were killed on the island of St Kilda....
By Ashley Coates
The Independent

Are ethical investors funding the destruction of Brazilian forests?

Ethical investors in the world’s largest producer of eucalyptus pulp may think they are helping the environment, but critics say their funding is doing the opposite or, at best, its green impact is negligible. The claims concern Fibria, a Brazilian firm that raised $700m (£560m) in 2017 through a sale of self-labelled green bonds. Earlier this year, Fibria merged with Suzano Papel e Celullose, the supplier of pulp for brands such as Andrex and Kleenex. The allegations by environmentalists cent
By Anu Shukla
The Independent