Ringing endorsement for Derby Telegraph
READERS of the Derby Telegraph queued up to express support for the paper following the announcement that it would be under new ownership next year.
On BBC Radio Derby's breakfast show yesterday morning, listeners were asked to call in with their newspaper reading habits.
Presenter Phil Trow asked them whether or not they thought the Derby Telegraph was good value.
And the airwaves were filled with animated readers who called to say how much they loved the newspaper.
John, of Spondon, said he was a regular Derby Telegraph reader.
He said: "I've lived in Spondon just over 30 years and I've had it delivered ever since then.
"It keeps you updated with local news.
"The thing I look forward to when my grandchildren have gone is to sit and read the Telegraph.
"I look through jobs, although I have retired. I look through the court listings – I think that's interesting."
Sylvia, of Ripley, said the Derby Telegraph was "value for money".
Heather, of Stretton, said: "I drive over to Shirland every day for a Derby Telegraph so I can keep up with local news and also obituaries etc. You can't buy much for 40p nowadays so I don't mind paying for the paper."
Frank, of Alvaston, said: "I like everything about it. If it went double to 80p, I'd pay double, it's that good.
"The first page I go to is the Opinion page. I like to hear what people are saying."
Ann, of Chaddesden, said she had a copy of the Derby Telegraph delivered to her every day and "loves it".
She said: "I've had the Telegraph for over 40 years. I read most things in it, especially the letters page.
"It's very informative, you get to know everything. It's a wonderful paper and I love it."
Speaking after the show, BBC Radio Derby breakfast presenter Phil Trow said: "They were really positive and complimentary about it.
"One man said he would pay twice as much for it.
"It made for a really good hour and there were a lot of nice stories about how people have used the Telegraph and found friends and how it was an important lifeline for a lot of people."
From January 1, the Derby Telegraph and the www. thisisderbyshire.co.uk website will be owned by Local World.
Daily Mail and General Trust has agreed to sell its regional publishing arm Northcliffe, of which the Derby Telegraph and its associated website are a part.
Local World is a newly formed media group that will see Northcliffe titles come under the same ownership as those run by Iliffe News and Media Limited, owner of local newspapers which include the Burton Mail.