The sunday edition appears under the name The Independent on Sunday. It is just like The Guardian with its sunday edition The Observer rather the leftTo assign opinion spectrum.
The Independent was created 1986 and is thereby the youngest still appearing respectable British daily paper of national importance. Their emergence hung together with the paging of the British newspaper market by the influence of Medienmogul Rupert Murdoch and its new practices in the newspaper business. (Its criticsaccuse to him to spread a strictly conservative world view over media in its possession) 1989 reached they with approximately 400,000 copies the high point of their edition again to over then drop back. At the beginning of of 1998 had it only an edition of approximately 100,000 copies, recoveredbut not least by a conversion to a half format 250,000 copies in March 2004. With the conversion to before only the Tabloid format used by the boulevard newspapers the Independent set a trend, which later short time also The Time followed.
2004 receivedthe newspaper the renowned price as national new PAPER OF the Year with British press Awards.