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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