Copies of the British newspaper "The Independent" are arranged for a photograph in London on February 12, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS
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Britain's Independent newspaper is to disappear from news stands next month after its Russian owner said the 29-year-old title would only publish online, in the starkest sign yet of the pressures weighing on the newspaper industry.ESI Media, the commercial division of the Evening Standard, The Independent, i, London Live and their digital platforms, said it would create 25 new digital content roles, launch a new subscription mobile App and continue to invest in quality journalism.The Independent's last paper edition is expected to be Saturday March 26 with the last Independent Sunday on the preceding Sunday March 20, ESI said.It confirmed that it will sell i newspaper to Johnston Press, subject to Johnston Press shareholder approval.
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