A new start for an old favourite

THE Independent has been serving Westcountry Sunday newspaper readers for more than 200 years. It’s one of the West’s most famous publications.

In recent times the Indy – as it’s affectionately known from Bristol to Penzance – has concentrated on providing unrivalled coverage of the region’s sporting clubs with an upbeat news and features supplement.

Over the years it has built a loyal and passionate readership in covering all the major sporting events in the South West, majoring on professional football, rugby and cricket, with coverage of local clubs by hundreds of local correspondents sending in their reports on a Saturday evening.

No other local newspaper in the Westcountry has been able to emulate such a strong and effective network.

Sport will remain crucial to the future of the Independent as the famous title returns to its roots by introducing comprehensive news coverage in four editions – Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

Although Sunday has been dropped from its masthead, the Indy will still be first on the streets with the very latest in news and features from around the region, plus its unrivalled sports coverage – in fact, two papers in one totalling 112 pages every week. Great value for just £1.20, available on the newstands from Sunday and throughout the week.

The new Indy will be keeping its team of experienced journalists who have built up such a loyal following over the years, as well as introducing some of the West’s top news and feature writers.

A strong and loyal readership

The Independent is a highly regarded regional newspaper for the Westcountry, famous for its trusted and comprehensive coverage of sport across the region.

Adding a 40-page vibrant news section every week, boosting total pagination to 112, will attract a wider readership across the region.

The Independent already has a strong and loyal readership, mainly 45 years and over, with some having bought the Indy for 40 years and more.

It has the reach to connect advertisers to 30,000-plus readers across the four counties every week, whilst its focused edition structure also enables local advertisers to target local communities. And its brand new website – – offers businesses a rapidly growing audience online.

The Independent now has a powerful new publishing ally that can provide advertisers with a greatly enhanced audience in East Devon, South Somerset and West Dorset.

Now part of the Independent Media Group, the View From series of newspapers, covering the towns of Yeovil, Weymouth, Crewkerne, Chard, Ilminster, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Seaton and Honiton, delivers an audience of 60,000 readers every week – which can grow to 90,000 when combined with the Independent.

Contact us

Sales Manager

Angie Clarke 01752 967723

Sales Team

Devon: Kathy Barratt 01752 347960
Bristol: Sam Breeze 01752 328291
Cornwall: Lisa Harker 01579 556970
Plymouth: Nicola Macleay / Sharon Willet 01752 556970/752 967720
Reception: Bonnie Parker 01752 967721

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