Revamped #YEPleeds to carry handy travel hints and tips

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THE YORKSHIRE Evening Post is poised to enter a new era – and one of the revamped paper’s top priorities will be keeping you on the move.

Running every Monday, the YEP’s Traffic Watch page will make sure readers are up to speed with every aspect of transport and travel in Leeds.

Topics such as the city’s trolleybus scheme and its park-and-ride plans will be the subject of regular debate and discussion on the page.

Traffic Watch will also be full of practical advice, with weekly lists of mobile speed camera locations, roadwork hotspots and where to buy the cheapest petrol.

YEP managing editor Nicola Furbisher said: “From the feedback we receive from our readers, we know that transport is a massive issue for people in Leeds.

“This new page is designed to make getting around the city less stressful for them and we’re sure it will prove a big success.”

The launch of Traffic Watch will form part of one of the most far-reaching redesigns the YEP has undergone in its 125-year history.

Hitting the streets for the first time next Monday, January 19, the new-look paper will be lighter and easier-on-the-eye, cementing its position at the heart of life in vibrant, 21st century Leeds.

To tie in with the revamp, we are putting together a team of volunteer correspondents who will compile weekly columns packed with grassroots news about the places where they live.

We’re particularly keen to recruit residents in Headingley, Beeston, Armley, Pudsey, Hunslet, Belle Isle and Cross Gates.

In a separate move, we are also searching 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 be asked for their thoughts on topics in the headlines.

Panellists won’t be required to give up too much of their time and will be able to choose the level of their involvement. Plus, for every survey they complete, they could earn themselves a shopping voucher.

For more details on the reader panel, visit

People interested in becoming a community correspondent are asked to e-mail:

The YEP will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the publication of its first edition on September 1 this year.


THE NEW-look Yorkshire Evening Post will also feature an investigative campaign called Your Right To Know.

It will aim to shine a light on the way that taxpayers’ money is spent and how public services are delivered in communities throughout Leeds.

We want to hear your ideas on issues that should be investigated. Simply e-mail or ring the newsdesk on 0113 238 8248 and we’ll do the rest.