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Chesterfield Advertiser (defunct)

The Chesterfield Advertiser was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper delivered to households in the town of Chesterfield and to nearby communities in north-eastern Derbyshire, including the towns of Staveley and Clay Cross.

It was founded in 1969. It was published by Wilfred Edmunds Ltd, a company within the North division of regional publishing giant Johnston Press that also publishes the Derbyshire Times, Johnston’s paid-for title for the area. The editorial offices were collocated with the Times in Chesterfield.

It came out on Fridays.

It closed in late September 2012, the second Wilfred Edmunds freesheet to close in the town in three years (the Chesterfield Express closed in 2009). Staff reportedly heard the news from the editor of another company’s publication (who claimed to have heard it in a fish-and-chip shop) before Johnston’s own management confirmed it.

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