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Future assured by foster plea

The Derby Evening Telegraph has joined forces with Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council to launch a campaign to find parents for needy children. NEP Midlands’ Adoption-net website is playing a key role, posting stories and features online to

Lording it over Derby

The Derby Telegraph has joined the nobility – but it won’t be Lord Norton of Pride Park presiding over the newsroom. Instead, editor Mike Norton is preparing to hand over the peerage to a reader. The Telegraph snapped up the

From sports desk to Belfry- in one easy move

A golf correspondent who swapped the pressure of sports desk deadlines for the greens of The Belfry, soon discovered it was not going to be the stroll in the park he expected. The Derby Telegraph’s Matthew Law has spent the

Full page ad gets results

A romantic proposal in a full-page advert that set Yves Dubey back £1,200 resulted in a “yes” from his girlfriend… seven days after he placed the ad in the Derby Telegraph. The happy couple are planning their wedding after Heidi

The police and the press: 10 golden rules

Ten golden rules for dealing with the press by Glenn Wicks, of Derbyshire Police Imagine having the police and the press on your back at the same time. The job of Force Press Officer is not for the faint-hearted. But,

Writers' websites take off

www.toowrite.com a website launched by the Derby Evening Telegraph in January 2000 has announced the £1,000 winner of its first non-fiction writing competition. More than 1,000 entries were received from people all over the UK and abroad writing about their

Adoption website launched

The Derby Evening Telegraph is taking a major role in a drive to find adoptive parents for children in care. The newspaper, in partnership with Derbyshire County Council, has launched a new website aimed at speeding up the adoption process.

Building up contacts

When Kevin Palmer rang the press officer at his local building society he didn’t think he’d get a face-to-face a meeting with her. He’s the local government correspondent at the Derby Evening Telegraph and rang Claire Warren’s mobile because she

E-book venture for Jeff

Page 1 of 2 A former Derby Evening Telegraph reporter has come up with a novel way to bring his first book to a mass audience. Jeff Clark-Meads decided not to wait a year to see his first literary effort

School petition handed over

A Save Our School campaign, supported by the Derby Evening Telegraph, has come to a head. More than 2,000 people opposed to the closure of a Derby secondary school have signed a petition, which has now been handed to the

Sleepy simulator ride tests Ursula

Reporter Ursula Hudson went for a drive as part of the Derby Telegraph’s road safety awareness campaign Think First and realised how long boring journeys can make you sleepy in just minutes. She tried out a car simulator at the

Readers sign a pledge

The Derby Telegraph and Thisisderbyshire have teamed up for a major safety campaign Think First. It will look at the major causes of road accidents and how drivers can avoid them. Almost 2,000 people have lost their lives on Derbyshire’s

Close call on phone plan

Residents in Derby have praised the local paper for helping to stop a mobile phone mast being put up near a secondary school. The Derby Telegraph pleas for help from residents after they heard about the planned location of a

Safety message driven home

The success of a campaign to encourage children to wear cycle helmets has resulted in schools throughout a city running a pilot scheme to hammer the message home. Derby is one of three areas in Britain that will show the

"A prodigiously talented family"

The family that set up the Derbyshire Advertiser were unusual in having a plethora of journalistic links. Find out how they were all related in this excerpt from the Derby Telegraph’s Derbeian’s Diary – below… The Hobsons were an extraordinary