It was published by the Derby Telegraph Media Group, a branch of Northcliffe Media, which at the time was the regional newspaper publishing division of the Daily Mail & General Trust. It was one of a series of Express titles, all based at the same editorial offices in Derby and led by the Derby Express; it was founded in 2011 by the merger of the former Ilkeston Express and Ripley & Heanor Express.
It had no website of its own; its Internet presence was through Northcliffe’s thisisderbyshire.co.uk website.
It came out on Thursdays.
It closed in March 2012 with the relaunch of the Express series as the Telegraph Lite.