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The Overtake is a news website that covers what matters to you.

We're independent, northern and we try to be as representative of modern British society as possible; meaning we're not all straight, white, middle-class men. We're a small, dedicated team of investigative journalists who do a lot of what we do on a voluntary basis - because we love it and we think it's important. 

We've been running our website for about a year now and not only are we still here but we're actually growing. We've worked alone and with other independent organisations like the Bureau of Investigative Journalism to cover some awesome stories that just wouldn't have been picked up by anyone else - like our deep-dive into fox-hunting and our reporting on the northern women taking over the UK wrestling scene - and some really important stuff too, like our expose on racist London nightclubs

^ We're not half as miserable as this picture might suggest. 

We want to keep bringing you these kinds of stories and expand our coverage to include even more of what you want to see, read and hear about. We've got the ideas, the people, and the know-how. At the moment we haven't quite got all the gear, but we're working on that too. But right now, there's one little thing stopping us:


We're not trying to get rich off this - we're not THAT optimistic - but so long as we can pretty much cover our costs, we'll be happy.

We're trying to keep the site as ad-free as possible and we don't want to take money from investors for them to tell us what we can and can't write about. Truly independent media is the only way to know that you're getting honest journalism without hidden agendas, and eventually we want to be only accountable to you, the reader - but independence comes at a cost.

We're lucky to have some fantastic supporters already. They don't always read everything we write or listen to all of our podcasts but they support us because they know that without their support, we couldn't exist.

Plus, when you help independent media - whether that's us or another publication - you take a tiny amount of power away from people like Rupert Murdoch, Paul Dacre and other tabloid bullies.

We want to tick all your boxes, even the ones you didn't know you had.

We're hoping you'll become part of something big.

(Just a heads up that Patreon adds 20% VAT. We think it's a bit misleading that VAT isn't included in the tiers you see on the page but we can't do anything about it unfortunately.)
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With $1,000 a month we'd be able to finish a big investigation we've been working on for about a year (think Serial but in the Midlands)
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