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Dates set for key event. Plus: Ambassador award for editor – and more regional press news in brief

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How a pensioner used her local paper to good effect – Plus more news in brief

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

New challenge for Adrian after 18 years in newspapers

Editor Adrian Farmer was today beginning a new career away from newspapers, after 18 years working in the regional press. Previously editor of the Belper News and Ripley and Heanor News, Adrian (pictured) has been appointed communications and outreach officer

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

News in brief

Ripley and Heanor News reporter Richard Gadsby bid a fond farewell to family, friends and colleagues ahead of his ‘trip of a lifetime’ travelling to trek across Australia.His replacement is Rebecca Hampson, formerly of the Ilkeston Advertiser, who is preparing

Royle date for journalist-turned-folk singer

A former Derbyshire editor who quit the newsdesk to pursue his love of music is over-the-moon after winning two songwriting awards. John Tams was handed the gongs by Royle Family actress Sue Johnston at the BBC Folk Awards at the

Talking pages

The Ripley and Heanor News has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of the organisation which brings the week’s local news to the blind and partially sighted. And it was one of the paper’s former editors who played a key part.