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The Independent on Sunday to close arts review section

Rhian Jones
Indy Sunday

The Independent on Sunday is to close its arts review section The Critics after a series of cuts at the paper.

Music writer Simon Price, film reviewer Nicholas Barber, visual arts critic Charles Darwent and theatre critic Kate Bassett will no longer appear weekly after the final issue on September 1.

The paper has further plans to make 27 roles redundant – as well as axing seven (mostly freelance) roles.

The move is part of cost-cutting measures at Evgeny Lebedev's Independent Print newspaper group, which publishes the Independent and Independent on Sunday.

Columnist and TV reviewer Tom Sutcliffe, who was the paper's first arts editor in 1986, will also leave the paper.

Source: The Guardian

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