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Write all about it – that’s the message today to Yorkshire Evening Post readers.

The YEP is currently preparing to unveil a striking new look and feel in early 2015.

Our revamp will reflect the paper’s position at the heart of one of the UK’s most vibrant and visitor-friendly city centres.

But we are also pledging to maintain and build upon our existing links with local communities in the north, south, east and west of Leeds.

And that’s why we want to recruit a team of volunteer correspondents who have their finger firmly on the pulse of the places where they live.

They will help our reporters keep readers in touch with what’s happening right on their doorsteps.

Whether it’s a jumble sale in Garforth, a charity fundraiser in Pudsey or a play starring talented amateur actors in Horsforth, the correspondents will almost certainly already have the date in their diaries. Their new role would simply involve putting together a fact-filled weekly column about events on their ‘patch’ for publication in the paper.

YEP editor Jeremy Clifford said: “We are fully aware that our readers value grassroots news from their communities every bit as much as the other stories that feature in the pages of the YEP.

“We’re about to enter an exciting new era at the YEP and it would be great to see people across the city playing an even bigger part in the life of the paper from now on.”

The revamped YEP will be launched at the start of the newspaper’s 125th anniversary year.

Our first edition was printed way back on September 1, 1890, with a promise to deliver “prompt and accurate” news of all kinds.

The paper would eventually go on to merge with its Leeds-based rival, the Yorkshire Evening News, at the end of 1963.

For further information on how to sign up as one of our community correspondents, email: steve.teale@jpress.co.uk


THE Yorkshire Evening Post’s search for new community correspondents is one half of a twin recruitment drive.

As previously reported by the YEP, we are also looking for people interested in signing up as a member of our reader panel.

The panel will provide us with feedback on plans for the YEP’s revamped design.

And once the new-style paper hits the streets, members of the panel will also be contacted from time to time for their thoughts on important topics in the headlines.

Being a panellist isn’t a big commitment – you only need to participate when it suits you. And, for every survey you complete, you could win a shopping voucher.


Date: 23rd March 2017.
Picture James Hardisty
The Leeds Fund, has once again distributed more grants to local community projects to help people across the city of Leeds, with support from John Lewis Leeds. 
Pictured Kate Hainsworth, from Leeds Community Foundation, James Prince, from John Lewis Leeds, (Centre) members of three local charites that have benefited from the grants (left to right) Jessica Kennan, from Kidz Club, Francessa Joy, from Imagine If Theatre Company, Scarlett Kelly, Sharon kennedy, and Simon Johnson, from Luv2meet.

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