The first of the three Guardian local sites has launched.
Leeds run by local beatblogger John Baron will be followed by Cardiff and Edinburgh in the near future
Digital editor Emily Bell explains all
The local project, although small and highly experimental, has been in the pipeline for some time, and I'm pleased to see the first of our blogs rolling out after a great deal of hard work from the team. There'll be more to tell about the progress of the project as we roll out the other launch cities of Edinburgh and Cardiff, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the blogs develop over time in line with community response and participation.