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What could devolution mean for us?

ELFM Devo show pic

In December 2014, people living in East Leeds explored what devolution could mean for them during a special programme on community radio station, Chapel FM (formerly East Leeds FM). They were joined by guests including Leeds Refugee Forum chair Jean-Marie Ninziza, decentralisation blogger Tom Forth, former Leeds Other Paper journalist Tony Harcup and Yorkshire First leader Richard Carter. Listen again anytime via the Chapel FM website here.

A Yorkshire free, fair and fun for all?

Just over a year ago in the wake of the Scottish referendum, @ianeastleeds made this video.

Is it still relevant a year later? Are we …


Some thought provoking writing for the end of the year

Here are a few pieces of online writing from inside and outside our region that really got us thinking over the last year...

"Facing an …


Why should we in the North continue to place hope and faith in a national elite?

"Why not get together to decide what we want and demand the authority - and responsibility - needed to make it happen?"

Andrew Wilson of the Same …

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