Independent to Cease Print Edition


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 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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