Sunday Independent (England)

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The Sunday Independent, technically The Plymouth Sunday Independent, formerly based in Plymouth and then based in Liskeard, Cornwall, published on Sundays throughout South West England.[1] The paper was founded in 1808 [1] and had a circulation of 7,261 in 2003 (last registered figures with the Audit Bureau of Circulations).[2]

Ownership of the paper changed from Newsquest to Tindle Newspaper Group in 2004.[3] In 2014, Tindle Newspapers sold a majority stake of the ownership to retiring Tindle managing director, Brian Doel.[4]

On 5 April 2017 it was announced that the paper was to cease publication after 209 years.[5]

On 18 April 2017 it was announced that businessman Mr. Peter Masters, owner of Truro City FC had purchased the Sunday Independent. The first edition being run on Sunday, 23 April 2017 at the increased price of £1.20.[6]