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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

Committed Betty stands down

The longest-serving correspondent of the Belper News has retired, after 56 years with the paper. Betty Gray was presented with a cut glass vase and bouquet of flowers to mark her time on the Derbyshire paper. Betty told editor Adrian

Royle date for journalist-turned-folk singer

A former Derbyshire editor who quit the newsdesk to pursue his love of music is over-the-moon after winning two songwriting awards. John Tams was handed the gongs by Royle Family actress Sue Johnston at the BBC Folk Awards at the

Paper's protest halts plans

A former chemist shop in Belper is to be preserved – thanks to the local paper. The Belper News led a campaign to save the historic frontage of the former Calvert’s Chemist after a planning application was submitted to demolish