The Independent is a weekly Sunday newspaper containing the best sports and news from across the West Country.

The paper’s history goes back more than 200 years. It was originally founded in 1808.

It was previously based in Plymouth and Liskeard but is now located at Truro, where a team of professional journalists work with a small army of correspondents to report on matches and events in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. These correspondents cover a range of different sports every week, all reflected in the Independent’s packed pages.

With committed readership across the West Country, the Independent presents a great platform for businesses to publicise their products and services and raise their profiles through advertising.

Income from advertising, of course, is a vital part of the Independent as a business and essential in fulfilling its role as a key supporter of West Country sport.

The paper welcomes readers’ contributions via newsdesk@indyonline.co.uk or sports@indyonline.co.uk

Anyone interested in advertising should contact either sales@indyonline.co.uk or telephone 01872 613161


I’M overjoyed that the old paper is still with us.

The Indy has always meant a lot to me and I have nothing but good memories of my time there. It’s fair to say I learned my trade under Harley Lawer and also cut my teeth on a feast of stories among dedicated people in the office and out on the patch. It was always a special part of the local scene and the affection people had for it has shone through it recently. There is still a big future for local papers, especially in a proud area with such a strong sporting history. It’s fitting that a man with local knowledge and a football club among his businesses is in charge. And it’s also a relief that the people who get the paper out against the odds every week with such devotion and professionalism are part of it, too.

Former Sunday Independent trainee Alan Nixon, now a football writer with The Sun

MY love affair with the Indy goes back to 1993 when I was with Torquay United. Living in Cornwall, I look forward to reading it every Sunday morning as it keeps me informed about the South West League clubs and all the non-League football in the area. I read every column – even the rugby!

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock

THE Sunday Independent has always been an important source of news and information for the Green Army, so it is good to hear that it will be continuing to fulfil that role.

Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams

THE Independent is a really thorough read on a Sunday, and it always makes good reading when Exeter have got a win.

Paul Tisdale, Former Exeter City manager