Independent to Cease Print Edition

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The Independent and Independent on Sunday will no longer be available as print editions from March, the owner, Evgeny Lebedev, has announced.

ESI Media spoke of a move to a ‘digital-only future’ and said there would be some redundancies amongst editorial staff.

However, they also explained that there would be 25 new ‘digital content’ roles at the i paper.

Evgeny Lebedev is in the final stages of a deal to sell the i, the national title which launched in 2010, with the £25m proceeds to be used to focus on building the independent.co.uk website – at the expense of the newspapers.

Hundreds have taken to social media to express their upset at this issue.

 

 

 

Wessex Scene will keep you updated as this story develops. 

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