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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

Share options boost for newspaper staff

Johnston Press staff are to be given free shares as part of a new share incentive plan. The scheme is designed to reward staff by giving them the opportunity to benefit from the regional newspaper group’s success. The number of

Book will reveal all on journalist's Japan trek

A former regional press journalist who completed a 16-month trek across Japan has written a book about her experiences, which will be published later this year. Mary King, (41), previously worked for a number regional papers, including the Derbyshire Times

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