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Publisher closes websites belonging to defunct newspapers

JPIMedia confirmed The Derbyshire Times has absorbed the Belper News, Ilkeston Advertiser and Ripley & Heanor News sites, a year after the weeklies lost their standalone print editions.

Publisher closes websites belonging to defunct newspapers

The three print titles stopped being printed in September last year and were absorbed into the Derbyshire Times.

The three websites are believed to have been taken down on 4 November and the Twitter accounts associated with the titles have not been updated since March, April, and June respectively.

A JPIMedia spokeswoman told HTFP: “Belper, Ilkeston and Ripley print titles have been consolidated within the Derbyshire Times print edition for some time, so the digital footprint now mirrors that in print.”

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