Hailing local journalism

So much has been heard about poor journalism with the phone hacking scandal of the News of the World.

While this issue is not to be belittled, it is worth saying, how many of us actually appreciate good journalism when we see it? How many of us have thanked reporters who often work long and dedicated hours to serve their community newspapers.

Challenged by this thought, we’d like to take the opportunity to publicly appreciate the Derbyshire Times which has always been so straight forward to deal with. Your reporting has been free of errors and you have been nothing but supportive of the free debt counselling service we offer.

Through the articles you have printed, people in our area suffering with extreme poverty have found relief and kindness and on occasions it has even saved the lives of people whose finances have driven them to despair. On behalf of us and all the local organisations you help to publicise, keep doing what you’re doing.

Derbyshire needs a good newspaper and we’re glad to have you.

Lynn Sutton

Matlock and Wirksworth Centre Manager,

Christians Against Poverty