WE ARE Leeds – that’s the message to people across the city as the Yorkshire Evening Post prepares to unveil its striking new look.
The YEP that hits the streets on Monday will be the result of a revamp reflecting its place at the heart of one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.
And our continued commitment to highlighting all that is best about Yorkshire’s unofficial capital can be summed up in the #championingleeds Twitter hashtag that will be found on the paper’s front page.
We will be banging the drum for a city whose purpose and vision is recognised by people living not just here but throughout the UK and beyond.
The YEP will also tirelessly fight Leeds’s corner when it comes to getting a fair crack of the whip from the Government on issues such as law and order, transport and housing.
YEP managing editor Nicola Furbisher said: “We’re proud of the role we have in the life of the city and that’s why the decision was taken to include #championingleeds on our new-look front page.”
Fresh content being weaved into the YEP’s existing package of news and features includes eye-catching shopping guides, in-depth traffic and travel information and a Thank God It’s Friday entertainment section.
Our campaigning approach will be underlined by Your Right To Know, a focus on how taxpayers’ cash is spent and public services are delivered in Leeds.
And you, the readers, will have a key part to play in additions such as Celebrations, a section that will be filled with photos of your special family occasions.
The paper’s determination to involve readers in its new era has already been signalled by our recruitment of a team of volunteer correspondents.
They will compile weekly columns packed with grassroots news about their communities.
We’re still keen to sign up residents in Headingley, Beeston, Armley, Pudsey, Hunslet, Belle Isle and Cross Gates.
In a separate move, we are also searching for people interested in joining our reader panel.
The panel will from time to time be asked for their thoughts on topics in the headlines.
For more details on the reader panel, visit the www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk website.
People who want to become community correspondents are asked to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
HERE’S the perfect chance to give us your thoughts on the new-style Yorkshire Evening Post.
YEP editor Jeremy Clifford will be hosting a webchat with readers from 4.30pm to 5.30pm on Wednesday.
To get involved, visit the www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/leedslive web page and go from there.
YEP managing editor
Nicola Furbisher will also be available to discuss the redesign with readers over the phone from 6pm to 7pm on Monday.
You can call her direct on 0113 238 8138