Last edition of UK's Independent goes to print

The final print edition of the Independent newspaper is seen in a newsagent in London on March 26, 2016. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Independent was set up by three former journalists in 1986.

  • At the peak of its popularity , it had a circulation of more than 420,000, but this slumped to 40,000.

  • In an editorial, The Guardian paid tribute to a "really rather wonderful newspaper" that had suffered from dramatic changes to the advertising market.

Staff at The Independent sent their final edition to the printing presses on Friday before the 30-year-old British newspaper becomes available only in digital format.

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