Saturday, August 15, 2020

West Leeds Dispatch

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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...

Letter: ‘We need to develop a fair system of support for local newsgathering’

From Chris Matheson MP for City of Chester and Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) Life was...

Join the Dispatch online community quiz this week

Social distancing means we can't bring you our regular quiz night from the Abbey Inn, but that won't stop regular quiz mistress...

95% of independent news providers have received no Government support since lockdown

It has been six weeks since Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced lockdown measures and still there has been no package of support...

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...

Comment: All In, All Together – except independent news organisations like West Leeds Dispatch

Today the government has launched a public health campaign that probably will not reach you. It won’t reach...

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...

An open letter to Government from community news publishers like West Leeds Dispatch

The following is an open letter to the Government for help in supporting community news providers, like West Leeds Dispatch, many of...

Letter from the editor: Help support West Leeds Dispatch

Dear reader, As you may know, the West Leeds Dispatch is a totally independent publication run by a group...

Help decide a new look for West Leeds Dispatch!

Spring's almost here, and there's no better time to give our website a bit of a spring clean by coming up with...

Changes coming to West Leeds Dispatch supporters scheme

As you may know, West Leeds Dispatch is a fully independent community journalism project, writes editor John Baron.