Yorkshire Evening Post
|Owner(s)||Yorkshire Post Newspapers (Johnston Press)|
|Circulation||61,332 (Jan-Jun 2006)|
|Official website||YEP Online|
The Yorkshire Evening Post (often abbreviated to YEP) is a daily evening publication (delivered to newsagents every morning) published by Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The paper provides a regional slant on the day's news, and traditionally provides close reporting on Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos as well as the Yorkshire County Cricket Club team.
The newspaper generally has a liberal/centre left bias, unlike the Yorkshire Post, which has a particularly conservative bias. Despite its title that implies the paper is Yorkshire wide it is a Leeds-based paper, still widely circulated in Bradford, Harrogate, Huddersfield and Wakefield as well.
For many years, the Evening Post produced a separate edition for South Yorkshire printed simultaneously in Doncaster. In 1970 that was converted into the now-closed Doncaster Evening Post.
Move from Leeds
In February 2012 Johnston Press announced that printing of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post in Leeds would be switched to their plant at Dinnington near Sheffield and the Wellington Street printing facility closed.
In September 2013, it was announced the Wellington Street premises would be demolished as journalists had already moved out. Preliminary demolition began in March 2014, while in April 2014 it was announced the iconic tower would be spared.
- Mark Knopfler was once a reporter for the newspaper
- Keith Waterhouse started his career there, before becoming a playwright and comedy writer.
- Peter O'Toole was once a trainee journalist there
- Leeds - Yorkshire Evening Post (Mon-Sat) Standard Certificate of Circulation, 02-Jan-2006 to 02-Jul-2006 Audit Bureau of Circulations
- "Leeds landmark tower to survive Yorkshire Post demolition". BBC News (BBC). 17 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
- Official site
- YEP Community Websites
- Digitised copies of the Yorkshire Evening Post, 1890-1904 at the British Newspaper Archive
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