Today, we celebrate The Independent's 10th birthday with the launch of The Tabloid. Its aim is simply put: to offer intellectual, emotional and visual pleasure; to follow

the movement of cultural and social life in the way Independent readers would wish. The established favourites of the old second section will remain - on the set days that regular buyers have become used to, except for Jonathan Glancey's articles on architecture which move from Tuesday to Friday. This Thursday sees a major expansion of what the paper offers in an area of crucial concern - Education Plus, a pull- out section which will offer unrivalled coverage of issues in school and higher education for students, parents and professionals, with a vastly expanded range of appointments advertising. And on Friday, in a special edition of The Tabloid, we revisit our coverage of the arts and culture of the last decade - and encore some of its greatest moments.