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New challenge for Adrian after 18 years in newspapers

Editor Adrian Farmer was today beginning a new career away from newspapers, after 18 years working in the regional press. Previously editor of the Belper News and Ripley and Heanor News, Adrian (pictured) has been appointed communications and outreach officer

Circulation boost ousts freebies

The Belper News has seen the end of an era, with the Derbyshire weekly no longer giving away free copies. Some villages had received complimentary copies of the paper since the early 1970s and the cover price of 22p elsewhere

Editor launches Belper book

Belper News editor Adrian Farmer has had his first book published. The Spirit of Belper, published by Landmark Publishing, tells the 20th century history of the town and features more than 400 pictures, many of which have never been published