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The Independent on Sunday

The Independent on Sunday – as the name suggests, the Sunday version of the nationwide weekday heavyweight The Independent – was founded in 1990 as a broadsheet. It converted to a “compact” (tabloid) format in October 2005, less than 18  months after the daily completed its switchover.

The name Independent on Sunday was chosen to avoid confusion with the Plymouth-based Sunday Independent (and possibly the Sunday edition of the Irish Independent).

It was briefly edited by ex-1980s “yoof” TV presenter Janet Street-Porter between 1999 and 2002.

In March 2010 it was sold by Independent News & Media to Independent Print Ltd, a company owned by Russian businessman and former KGB officer Aleksandr Lebedev (who bought the London Evening Standard in January 2009).

It shares a website with the daily version. Both newspapers underwent a major facelift in October 2011, the fourth redesign in three years.

The editorial offices are at 2 Derry Street in Knightsbridge, which some may recognise as Northcliffe House – headquarters of the Daily Mail & General Trust.

An e-edition’s available, as are app versions for iPad/iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire and e-readers.

  • Address:
  • The Independent on Sunday
    2 Derry Street
    W8 5HF
  • Tel:
  • 020 7005 2000
  • Fax:
  • 020 7005 2999