Channel 4 chooses Leeds as new national headquarters

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City beats Manchester and Birmingham to become broadcaster’s base outside London

Leeds has unexpectedly been chosen as the new regional base for Channel 4, beating rival bids from Birmingham and Greater Manchester.

The decision follows a fierce competition over the location for the broadcaster’s new outpost. About 200 staff will relocate to the city from the broadcaster’s London headquarters by the end of next year. The move will also lead to the establishment of a new TV studio and Channel 4 News bureau, enabling the nightly news programme to be co-anchored from West Yorkshire.

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