News

Today

All those new business start-ups that the Government keeps promoting need new homes, and the likes of Regus have been providing them with just that.

New media bends to old over paid-for access

Rupert Murdoch and his henchmen have repeatedly bad-mouthed Google as a “tech tapeworm” and a “parasite”, guilty of “false gospel” and, according to the media mogul himself this week, “theft”. That war of attrition is starting to have an effect.

Google allows newspapers to limit free visits

Google has bowed to pressure from newspaper publishers and agreed to let them limit the number of free news pages users can read per day.

Tim Luckhurst: The price of press freedom

Since free trade replaced mercantilism, liberals have understood that capitalism can do good even if that is not its first objective.

News firm launches pay-to-read online service

One of the country's largest newspaper firms started limiting access to online content for several of its titles today in a groundbreaking trial.

Daily Mail group cuts ease fall in profits

Newspaper publisher beats expectation, sparking predictions of 'green shoots'

Johnston Press to charge for local papers online

Johnston Press, the regional newspaper group, is to begin charging for the online content of some of its local titles, in the latest sign that the industry has shifted heavily in favour of making the internet pay.

Ad revenue declines slow to 19 per cent at Johnston

Johnston Press, which owns the Yorkshire Post and The Scotsman, yesterday backed the "greater stability" in its advertising revenues, as the declines slowed over the past 10 weeks.

Stephen Glover: When an editor's ambitions were too grandiose

The notion that The Guardian would close The Observer, or turn it into a weekly magazine, always seemed unlikely. I don't say there weren't one or two members of the Scott Trust (which owns both titles) who did not seriously consider the idea. Some senior Guardian executives have undoubtedly had it in for their sister paper for years.

INM signs £40m print deal with leading papers

A £40m print deal will make Northern Ireland one of the biggest producers of daily newspapers in Europe.

Johnston cheers market with £485m financing deal

Johnston Press, the beleaguered regional publishing group, cheered investors yesterday despite plunging profits after it successfully secured a £485m debt deal with its banks.

Margareta Pagano: To nationalise or not – that's a tricky question

Banks just won't lend, so what's a Chancellor to do?

Scottish giant Johnston Press close to refinancing £500m debt

Lloyds and RBS would be performing 'a highly political act' if they pulled the plug on publisher

Widely tipped Parry 'not interested' in taking over from Grade as ITV chief

Roger Parry, a 40-1 shot with Paddy Power to land the chief executive's job at broadcaster ITV, has said that he does not want the role.

Daily Mail sales slump as advertising conditions improve

British newspaper group Daily Mail & General Trust today said advertising conditions had improved in April and May, and full-year results should be in line with market consensus, as a deep gloom over the recession-hit sector begins to lift.

Brown roots: Portents of economic doom?

Dead roots litter Britain's economic landscape. Record job losses, collapsing car sales and gloomy forecasts from the Bank of England all show UK Plc is still in the mire. Here are 20 reasons why battered Britain will continue to suffer for some time
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 23 January 2015
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project