Independent loses tabloid section in march up market

- The Independent unveiled its latest guise today marking a new beginning under its owner Tony O'Reilly and editor of five weeks, Simon Kelner.

- The Independent unveiled its latest guise today marking a new beginning under its owner Tony O'Reilly and editor of five weeks, Simon Kelner.

The tabloid second section reverts to a broadsheet format, signalling the newspaper's intention to return to its roots as an upmarket, intellectual newspaper aimed at the top end of the broadsheet market. The news section has been expanded to 32 pages, with enlarged business, foreign and sports coverage.

The new second section is called the Review and contains comment and opinion, arts, features and listings. The former subject-specific tabloid sections have been folded into the new broadsheet, apart from education which will remain as a tabloid on Thursdays.