The Independent is to launch a new arts, books, listings and culture magazine called Radar from Saturday week, editor Chris Blackhurst (top) reveals in the paper today.
Radar is part of a revamp of the paper ahead of a cover price rise to £1:20 next Monday.
Blackhurst writes: "From its name you can guess that Radar's aim is to give you advance notice of everything that's worth knowing in that space. It combines the strengths of the existing Arts & Books section – most of which will move from next week from its current Friday slot – and our old listings supplements."
He also says that new writers joining the Independent will include "the brilliant, sassy, funny" Grace Dent.