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Where are they now?Gerry Kreibich

Gerry Kreibich, formerly lecturer in charge of journalism courses at Sheffield’s Richmond College (later Stradbroke College) for about 10 years, now describes himself as a freelance journalist, lecturer and musician who does just enough in those three roles to keep

Circulation boost ousts freebies

The Belper News has seen the end of an era, with the Derbyshire weekly no longer giving away free copies. Some villages had received complimentary copies of the paper since the early 1970s and the cover price of 22p elsewhere

Weekly papers get on the Web

Two weekly newspapers have launched new websites this week. Chesterfieldtoday.co.uk, a revamp of the Derbyshire Times’ former website, went live on the web on Thursday. The new site is a result of months of hard work by the paper’s Internet

Online venture puts Andrew in the picture

A former chief photographer from Derbyshire is using his journalism background to launch a new on-line venture. Andrew Eyley, who worked for the Derbyshire Times, has teamed up with IT expert Lee Marsh to launch Derbyshire Webs and Media, an

Court reporter death

A well-known Yorkshire court reporter has died aged 81. Ray Linfoot, formerly of The Star, Sheffield, covered the city’s crime scene for 22 years until his retirement in 1985. Former editor Michael Corner said: “Ray was very much a journalist

New MD at Derbyshire papers

Johnston Press has appointed its youngest managing director to head operations in North Derbyshire. Nick Mills has taken on the role at Wilfred Edmunds Ltd, which includes the Derbyshire Times, Matlock Mercury and Buxton Advertiser. Nick, (31), has worked for

Reporter confronted after court case

A football fan who complained that his magistrates court trial showed him in a bad light has appeared in court for a second time – after visiting the Derbyshire Times offices to complain. Simon Lloyd confronted a reporter because he

The last word… is thank you

One of the Derby Evening Telegraph’s most popular columnists has penned her last article for the paper. Lucy Orgill has touched readers’ lives during the past 36 years and more recently has been writing a weekly column to “tell it

Forty years for loyal David

A Derbyshire journalist is celebrating 40 years at the same paper this week. David Hopkinson, 58, joined the Derbyshire Times as a trainee in May 1961 – and has stayed loyal to the paper ever since. For most of his

Scribe is snookered by Dennis

The chance to play against former world snooker champion Dennis Taylor was too good to miss when Derbyshire Times reporter Jon Cooper bumped into him at a promotional event for the paper. Dennis, one of the best-known faces in sport,

Sudden death of photographer

Friends and colleagues are in shock following the sudden death of a former Derbyshire Times photographer. John Smith, 49, was watching his youngest son, Sam, play football at cubs when he suffered a massive brain haemorrhage. He was rushed to

"Website belongs to our readers"

The Matlock Mercury has relaunched its website – and it’s getting ten times more hits than its sister papers in the Derbyshire Times Group, says delighted editor Don Hale. Originally launched last December, the site has gone for a brighter

Virtual shopping complex takes off for Mansfield

A virtual shopping complex, built and populated by the Mansfield Chad newspaper, is going from strength to strength. The weekly Nottinghamshire title has worked on the project since the end of April in partnership with the Mansfield Area Development Agency

RIM report deadline extended

The Competition Commission has put back the date by which it will report to the Department of Trade and Industry on the proposed take over of newspaper publisher Regional Independent Media (RIM) from September 27 until October 6. Gannett UK,

Stray cat strut – with bite

More Big Cat sightings have been reported to HoldtheFrontPage after we revealed a spate of summer predators across the nation. After our initial story we’ve been told of yet more of the mysterious beasts – dotted around the country in

Latest on RIM merger bids

Three newspaper groups have been sent “issues letters” by the Competition Commission as the next stage in the process to decide who could take over Regional Independent Media – the sixth largest regional publisher in the UK. This routine step