A new era for YEP and city of Leeds - Laura Collins, YEP Editor

It has been one of the most eventful and life-changing years in living memory and it’s no exaggeration to say we’ve seen the world change forever.
We’re getting ready to take our first steps into a new, very different world, and it feels like a fresh start for the city. Pic: AdobestockWe’re getting ready to take our first steps into a new, very different world, and it feels like a fresh start for the city. Pic: Adobestock
We’re getting ready to take our first steps into a new, very different world, and it feels like a fresh start for the city. Pic: Adobestock

The last year has also been a challenging time filled with tragedy and sadness for so many from all walks of life.

But we’re getting ready to take our first steps into a new, very different world, and it feels like a fresh start for the city when we can finally start to feel a bit more optimistic.

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Next week marks the latest phase of the Government’s roadmap as we look to ease our way out of lockdown with the return of non-essential shops and the return of the city’s hospitality sector.

So it’s only fitting that now is also a fresh start for us here at the Yorkshire Evening Post.

While we might have this name for historical reasons we are firmly rooted in the heart of the city and have changed our masthead to reflect that.

Today also sees the launch of our new 24-page Leeds Big Weekend Guide which will become the go-to place for ideas about how to spend your precious time.

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You will also notice that our price has risen by 10 pence on a Saturday as we make one of the biggest investments to local journalism in our city.

I hope that you will continue to support the YEP as we in turn show our support for Leeds by continuing to tell our city’s story with our dedicated reporting team of 17.

There’s a reason why we are the most trusted news brand for Leeds. We’ve been here the longest and we will continue to be here longer still with your support.