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As a teenager in Yorkshire, “success” and “London” felt synonymous—it’s time that changed

Channel 4's decision to move their headquarters to Leeds is encouraging. But the UK needs a bigger infrastructure overhaul—one which eradicates the notion that London is where real success happens

By Grace Holliday  

A general view of Channel 4's current headquarters on Horseferry Road, London. Leeds has been chosen as the location for the channel's new national headquarters. Photo: PA

Channel 4 announced this week that Leeds has won the bid to become the forthcoming location of their new headquarters. The city fought off competition from well-connected Birmingham and the media explosion that is Manchester. The decision, which is said to have been unanimous by the board, came to the surprise of many.

Aside from, that is, those of us already situated…

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