The Belper Express
was a weekly freesheet tabloid delivered to homes in and around the town of Belper in the District of Amber Valley in central Derbyshire
, including the nearby smaller town of Kilburn and various smaller villages.
It was launched in 1986 as part of the Derby Express series of freesheets published by the Derby Telegraph Media Group, part of the Daily Mail & General Trust‘s regional newspaper division, Northcliffe Media. The series’s editorial offices were in Derby and were shared with Northcliffe’s daily paid-for title for the area, the Derby Telegraph.
It had no website of its own; the link below is to Northcliffe’s thisisderbyshire.co.uk website, formerly the Telegraph‘s website but now a local portal site.
It came out on Thursdays.
It ceased publication in March 2012 when the Express series was relaunched as a single title, the Telegraph Lite.
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