U.K.'s 'The Independent' Newspaper to Shutter Print Edition

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The Independent

The paper's last print edition, along with that of the 'Independent on Sunday,' is expected to be published in late March.

In a move that had been widely expected across the U.K. media industry, British newspapers the Independent and Independent on Sunday are set to cease their print editions and become digital-only.

Russian owner Evgeny Lebedev confirmed the news on Friday, adding that the last print edition of the 30-year-old paper would go out in late March.

Lebedev, also publisher of the London Evening Standard newspaper, is selling the Independent's cut-price spin-off i, which he launched in 2010, to Johnston Press.