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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

Give Gerry Kreibich a nice Christmas surprise

Thanks to HoldTheFrontPage, I now have enough responses for a highly entertaining ‘recollections chapter’ of my new book.

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

News team set to use pedal power to honour workmate

Staff at the Derbyshire Times are set to get on their bikes for charity, raising money for cancer research in honour of a workmate who died from the disease. A team from the Chesterfield-based weekly are planning an 80-mile sponsored

Ban lifted on weekly which fell foul of league chiefs

The Derbyshire Times’ coverage of a junior football league looks set to be restored. Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League bosses have lifted their ban on clubs contacting the paper to publicise their results. But they say its rule that

Red card for paper that reported 29-0 win

The Derbyshire Times has been shown the red card by organisers of a junior football league, after the newspaper correctly reported on a big-scoring match. Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League has banned all of its clubs from contacting the

Queen cheers weekly's celebration

The Derbyshire Times has celebrated its 150th birthday by receiving a special letter of congratulations from the Queen. The Chesterfield-based weekly published its first edition on January 7, 1854, and this week published a commemorative 24-page broadsheet supplement, which included

From the pitch to the Post

Before Nottingham Evening Post sub-editor Andy Collins began his work in newspapers, he enjoyed another successful career as a professional footballer. In the fourth part of our series looking at sportsmen now working in the regional press, he reveals how

New MDs at Johnston titles

New managing directors have been appointed at two of Johnston Press’s newspaper companies. Nick Mills is now managing director at the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group, and was previously managing director of Wilfred Edmunds Ltd. In his new role Nick will