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Newsroom veteran dies at 81

Ben Haslam joined as a reporter and progressed through subbing to become features editor

Newsroom veteran dies at 81

A Derbyshire Times newsroom veteran has died aged 81. Ben Haslam worked there for 30 years, joining as a reporter, then becoming a sub-editor and then features editor, writing his own TV and theatre columns. He began his career in

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Bob Phillis, chief executive of Guardian Media Group, which publishes the Manchester Evening News and the Reading Evening Post, has been appointed asa non-executive director of ITV. His appointment, together with that of Baroness Usha Prashar, chairman of the Royal

Assistant editor says farewell after 23 years

Ripley and Heanor News assistant editor Carol Gibbs has retired. News stalwart, Carol, had worked at the News for over 23 years, becoming one of the most respected and trusted news reporters in the Ripley and Heanor area. Carol started

Veteran snapper celebrates 40 years at lively weekly

Veteran Derbyshire Times photographer Bernard Jones is celebrating 40 years with the paper. Bernard, (55), commemorated the milestone at a party attended by colleagues past and present. He told Holdthefrontpage: “We had a get-together at a local bar last Thursday

Times staff get on their bikes for memorial charity ride

Staff at the Derbyshire Times were left saddle sore but happy after completing an 80-mile charity bike ride in honour of a workmate who died of cancer. A team of 13 cyclists took to the road for the event in

Industry top brass keep champagne date with Duke

Newspaper executives joined past and present staff from the Derbyshire Times to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the paper at a gala celebration at Chatsworth House. Almost 170 guests were invited to the black tie event, hosted by the Duke