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Help keep The Lead's journalism independent and ad-free through a regular or one-off contribution and by buying our (sustainably-made) merchandise.

May 14 2024, 14.24pm

The Lead is brought to you by a small, well-selected team of journalists chosen for their skills as much as their diverse life experience and perspective. 

Help keep our journalism independent and ad-free by clicking on the donate link below (opens a popup). You choose where your money goes.

If you sign up for a regular monthly subscription, we'll enter you into a competition to win one of our very cool t-shirts. 

Or you can buy our merch here. T-shirts, bags, stickers - the lot. 

Everything is made in a wind-powered factory on the Isle of Wight and can be sent back to be remilled and reused. A portion of all sales goes directly to our journalism. 

Over the election campaign, we distributed our print papers across 11 places in the North of England to encourage marginal, left behind communities to vote for progressive change and keep local journalism alive.

Donate to our crowdfunder to help continue our mission to print more newspapers, reach more people and bring underreported stories to communities in the North of England.

If you want to write for The Lead, please send your well-crafted pitches to [email protected]. A pitch guide is coming soon.

Thank you.



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