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The Derbyshire Times is a weekly local newspaper published in northern Derbyshire, each edition being on sale from Thursday. Its headquarters are in Chesterfield and much of its coverage centres on the town and the surrounding area. However, the newspaper also covers parts of the Peak District and Amber Valley areas. The Derbyshire Times is the biggest selling weekly newspaper in the county and in Britain’s top ten for circulation. Published in five editions - Chesterfield/Clay Cross, East, North East, Alfreton area, and Matlock/Peak is read by over 108,000 readers every week.
The Derbyshire Times (and Chesterfield Herald) first hit the streets on Saturday, January 7, 1854, and made history in 1893 when it became the first weekly newspaper in England to introduce the linotype setting machine. Later owned by the Edmunds family, the DT bought the Derbyshire Courier in 1922 and amalgamated two old rivals into one paper. In the 1970s ownership of the paper changed hands and it became the first acquisition in England of Edinburgh-based Johnston Press.
The paper switched from a broadsheet format to tabloid in March 1986 and entered the world of multimedia publishing in 1999 with the launch of its website.
The paper has a staff of over twenty journalists and photographers, along with a team of grass roots correspondents, to produce the Derbyshire Times and a stable of sister ‘free distribution’ papers in the north and mid Derbyshire area. The newspaper contains several supplements focusing on property, motoring, business and entertainment in the area. Once a major print centre with their own printing facility at their Chesterfield premises, the Derbyshire Times has published at Johnston Press's Sheffield Web facility in Dinnington since 2007.