Sunday, April 11, 2021

John Baron

Behind Community News: Democracy and community go hand in hand

Ever wondered how an independent community media outlet like West Leeds Dispatch operates? In the second of a series of regular posts, editor JOHN BARON looks...

Join WLD for an online community news cafe!

Would you like to help tell the story of your community? Is there something happening that we should know about - or do you...

Behind Community News: How West Leeds Dispatch is ‘community led’

Ever wondered how an independent community media outlet like West Leeds Dispatch operates? In the first of a series of weekly posts, editor JOHN...

Farsley: Respite home closure plan questioned by councillors

Words: John Baron Proposals by cash-strapped Leeds City Council to close a respite home in Farsley have today been met with concern by local councillors. The...

2020: A year of growth for community media in West Leeds

Words: Dispatch Editor John Baron As I write what will be the final West Leeds Dispatch post of 2020, it's clear this will undoubtedly go...

West Leeds: Our 10 most-read articles of 2020

Words: John Baron For most people 2020 will be a year to forget. It wasn’t easy to live through — but it’s certainly easy to...

Comment: Council must be transparent and open over the sale of our buildings

We recently reported that Leeds City Council was open to selling up to half its office buildings due to increasing numbers of its staff...

We’re recruiting a deputy editor

The West Leeds Dispatch is growing. Since we started in 2015 as an independent and community-led online newspaper, we have brought almost 5,500 articles...

West Leeds Dispatch awarded grant to produce pilot print edition

West Leeds Dispatch is set to produce a pilot printed newspaper - just months after the Coronavirus pandemic led us to scrap our initial...

Your West Leeds Dispatch is five years old today!

Time flies when you're having fun! It certainly doesn't seem five years since the first post went live on the West Leeds Dispatch, writes...

West Leeds Dispatch April print edition postponed – but you can read (most) of it here

These are unprecedented - and difficult - times we're living through right now, writes John Baron. As you may remember, we had spent a good...

Comment: A deserved round of applause – and a street that came together

Well that was emotional. And bloody brilliant, writes John Baron. Our family lives on a cul-de-sac in Farnley and it was with a little trepidation...