Lebedev officially takes the helm at The Indy

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It’s been a long-time coming, and some
(including Simon Kelner) thought it’d never happen, but today Alexander Lebedev
officially took control of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.

Plenty of questions remain, not least surrounding its long-term distribution, commercial proposition and oh yes its editorship.

But for a newspaper desperate to prove its relevance on the newsstand, this month’s run in with News International’s James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks has done the Indy no harm.