The Independent to end print production

UK-based newspaper The Independent is to cease all print production of its daily paper, as well as The Independent on Sunday, in a move towards a digital-only future. The national publication, launched in 1986, is owned by ESI Media and is due end all print copies by March, 2016. News will then be exclusively available through The Independent’s websites, or, which will later become This move follows the sale of The Independent’s tabloid i newspaper to Johnston Press, owner of other British regional titles including the Eastbourne Herald, The Herald Express and the Londonderry Sentinel.