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Indy Editor: Beating Guardian sale 'serious achievement'

Independent celebrates its sales and the success of the "i".

Independent editor Chris Blackhurst has emphasised the "serious achievement" of overtaking the circulation of The Guardian in an interview with Press Gazette to mark the title's 25th birthday today.

Since buying The Independent titles in March 2010, the Lebedevs have increased circulation of The Independent through a combination of increasing bulk sales and the launch in October of a slimmed down 20p version of the paper called i.

In August, the main edition of The Independent head a headline circulation of 180,470 (including 75,289 bulks) while i sold 191,077, versus The Guardian sales total of 241,287 (no bulks). This puts the Independent comfortably ahead in terms of overall combined circulation, and narrowly ahead on combined paid-for sale. The Guardian still out-sells The Independent by some margin in terms of full-price copies.

Read more at Press Gazette.