Letter from the Editor - changes to the Derbyshire Times website

I’m proud to be the editor of the Derbyshire Times – my own local paper and the trusted local source of journalism for our readers since 1855.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 11:19 am

From the early days of print to our modern news service, making sure you have all the essential local news and information at your fingertips online and via mobile devices, we have constantly adapted to meet the needs of our readers.

We will continue to adapt in this fast-paced digital world to ensure we keep delivering our unrivalled local news service for our communities.

Throughout our history we have taken pride in listening to our readers.

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It is our mission to keep providing you with the news you need – but this quality local journalism costs money.

If you value the work we do, you can now choose to become a digital subscriber and help ensure our trusted, regulated local journalists can cover the issues that matter in Derbyshire for years to come.

By becoming a digital subscriber you will be rewarded with 70 per cent fewer ads on stories, faster load times, fewer distractions and an overall enhanced user experience.

Just as importantly, by subscribing you will be helping to support theDT, as well as helping to ensure we are able to continue serving Chesteerfield and north Derbyshire for many years to come.

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Our new subscription service costs just £2 a month for the first two months and then just £3.99 a month thereafter.

Alternatively by taking out an annual subscription you get 12 months for the price of 10 - just £39.99 a year.

To subscribe and for full terms and conditions visit our subscription page www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/subscriptions

Those who do not wish to take up the option of an ad-lite subscription will still have full access to our digital content, free of charge.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for your continued support.

Phil Bramley, editor