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Writers' websites take off 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

Regional press embraces Newspaper Week

Regional newspapers all over the country removed some of the mystery surrounding the industry as they reached out to their readers for Local Newspaper Week. The event, run by the Newspaper Society, celebrates the work carried out by the industry

Community award for "hackery"

Derby Evening Telegraph contributor Jim Brennan is to receive an award for his contribution to the community through journalism. He is one of six people who will receive a Derby City Council Civic Award, after being nominated by the public

Banks's photo awards winners

More than 100 photographers were whittled down to ten top prizewinners at the Banks’s Midlands Press Photographer of the Year ceremony. The event, in its sixth year, attracted entries from more than 30 newspapers. Every aspect of local press photography