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Construction of stalled Leeds hotel could resume in August

Construction of a major hotel in Leeds city centre that’s been stalled for 16 months could resume as early as August. Building at the site – on Portland Crescent near the leeds arena – ground to a halt in March last … Continue reading

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Sad milestone – sales of Yorkshire Evening Post drop below 20,000 for first time

No great surprises for Yorkshire’s daily papers in the figures released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulation: the steady slide in sales continued during the second half of 2015. It’s a sort of sad milestone for Johnston Press (an expected one, … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE WANT?

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Bad news, good news, data and the Leeds housing crisis

I’m a big fan of the Yorkshire Evening Post, but I’m struggling with its front page “exclusive” news story this morning. Yes, yes, there’s a housing crisis in Leeds. And yes, “it’s time to end it”. And yes, as the paper … Continue reading

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More poor results for Leeds local newspapers. How and when will it end?

It’s grim news. Again. For both The Yorkshire Post and sister paper The Yorkshire Evening Post. We already knew that parent company Johnston Press had a dismal first half of 2015 – shares tumbled when a profit warning was issued … Continue reading

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Now we’re definitely bidding, some FAQs about the Euro Culture Capital bid

Some FAQs about what’s going to happen after Leeds council bosses rubber-stamp a report next week (18th March) recommending the city bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. Q: Who’s going to run the bid? A “strategic steering … Continue reading

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Steady online growth for Leeds-based local papers … BUT

After Wednesday’s not so good news about continuing declining sales of our local regional daily papers, here’s the better news about their growing online audiences. Just about all of them posted steady year on year increases in online readership in the … Continue reading

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