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Northants Evening Telegraph
Type Local newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner Northamptonshire Newspapers
Editor Jeremy Clifford
Founded 1897
Language English
Headquarters Newspaper House, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 8GA
Circulation 22,451
Official website

The Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph, or ET as it is nicknamed, is the local newspaper for the north of Northamptonshire, covering the towns of Kettering, Corby, Rushden and Wellingborough in the United Kingdom. It is based at Newspaper House on Rothwell Road, Kettering although there are district offices in each of the other three towns.

The Evening Telegraph is published in full colour overnight [1] from Monday to Saturday with local news and sport focusing on Kettering Town FC (The Poppies) and Rushden and Diamonds FC. The paper has been published continuously since 4 October 1897. A sports edition, the Football Telegraph, was also published until 1914 and again from 1921 to 1939.[2]


History and ownership

The East Midland Allied Press was formed in 1947 by merger of the Northamptonshire Printing and Publishing Co., the Peterborough Advertiser Co., the West Norfolk and King's Lynn Newspaper Co. and commercial printing sections at Rushden, King's Lynn and Bury St. Edmunds. It was overseen by Pat Winfrey, the son of Sir Richard Winfrey, who had bought the Spalding Guardian in 1887. In 1996, Emap, as it had become known, divested 69 newspapers, including the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph.[3]

The Evening Telegraph and sister paper, the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, are now owned by Northamptonshire Newspapers Ltd., part of Johnston Press Plc.[4] The separate Peterborough Evening Telegraph, owned by another Johnston subsidiary, began as localised edition with four change pages in 1948. Between 1946 and 1976, four geographically distinct editions were published with up to three change pages. From 1988, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and East Northants. editions were recommenced with several change pages.[5]

Campaigns and major stories

The Evening Telegraph's fundraising campaign for 2008 is to raise £20,000 for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance [6]
Schoolgirl singer Faryl Smith's career has been followed closely since she was seven years old. The ET even launched a campaign for Faryl to win Britain's Got Talent in May 2008. [7]
On November 18 2008 the paper covered a story of more than 60 people from Eastern Europe who had been trafficked illegally into the country and had been rescued by Northamptonshire Police [8]
First World War roll of honour - a list of all the people from the region who died during the Great War [9]
Get Active campaign - a campaign to get 20,000 people in Northamptonshire exercising to win the region £1m for sporting facilities. [10]
Campaigns for Jenna Mae Tokens, 7, and Chelsea Knighton, 3, who are both battling childhood cancer [11] [12]
Have a Heart appeal - an appeal to raise £100,000 for a new Heart Unit at Kettering General Hospital [13]
University Campaign to get a campus in the north of the county [14]


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