A bold new look and feel – but still your YEP in 2015

The YEP front page from May 4, 1992.
The YEP front page from May 4, 1992.
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THE times they are a-changin’ here at the Yorkshire Evening Post.

We are preparing to unveil a bold new look and feel for the newspaper at the start of 2015.

The revamp will aim to reflect the paper’s place at the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the UK.

Exact details of what we have in store for Leeds next year are being kept under wraps for now.

But readers are being assured that the paper will remain very much their YEP – just as it has done when it has undergone previous changes.

This selection of memorable front pages shows how we have moved with the times ever since our first edition hit the streets back on September 1, 1890.

Milestones for the paper during the 20th century included a merger with the Yorkshire Evening News in 1963, and a switch from broadsheet to tabloid format in 1999.

We led the celebrations back in 1992 as Leeds United edged out bitter rivals Manchester United to take the First Division title.

We were also there every step of the way on major news stories such as the 9/11 attacks on America and Nelson Mandela’s visit to Leeds in 2001.

And just this summer, we produced unrivalled coverage of Leeds and Yorkshire’s remarkable Tour de France weekend.

We are also keen to make sure that our readers play a key part in the YEP’s bright new era.

As part of the revamp, we are looking for people interested in signing up as members of our reader panel.

The panel will provide us with feedback on the paper’s redesign and will also be asked for their thoughts on topics in the headlines.

In a separate move, we are recruiting a team of volunteer correspondents who will compile weekly columns filled with grassroots news about the places where they live.

YEP managing editor Nicola Furbisher said: “The Yorkshire Evening Post has been and always will be rooted in the heart of the communities it serves.

“We would be nothing without our readers and the changes we’re introducing next year will have Leeds communities at their heart. Readers have shared their ideas with us and we’re looking forward to sharing our vibrant, info-packed, lighter brighter YEP with them.”

For more details on the reader panel, visit: http://www2.leedstoday.net/readerpanel/form.htm

People interested in becoming one of our community correspondents are asked to email steve.teale@jpress.co.uk.

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