Yorkshire Evening Post

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Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post Front Page
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Yorkshire Post Newspapers (Johnston Press)
Editor Peter Charlton
Founded 1890
Political alignment Centre-left
Headquarters Leeds, England
Circulation 61,332 (Jan-Jun 2006)[1]
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.

The City of Leeds has two further widely circulated local papers, being the Wetherby News and the Wharfedale and Airedale Observer.

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[edit]

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.[2]


A newsagents in Boston Spa with Evening Post signage, as is common across the city.

The Yorkshire Evening Post is widely available across the City of Leeds as well as areas around Harrogate, Wakefield, Dewsbury and Ilkley. An on-line edition is also available.


Former headquarters in Leeds

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