Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.


Round-trip record

A four-man powerboat crew broke the record for circumnavigating the UK - knocking 28 hours off the previous best. The Drambuie Tantalus made the 1,568-mile trip in 44hr 3min 3sec, arriving early at Ramsgate, Kent, for a civic reception.