The Matlock Mercury is a Weekly newspaper published on a Thursday in the United Kingdom which serves Matlock, Darley Dale, Wirksworth, Bakewell and smaller villages in the Derbyshire Dales area of Derbyshire.The Matlock Mercury began life in the late 1940s as Coming Events, an entertainments guide published by Ella Smith from her house on Bakewell Road, Matlock which remained as the newspaper's home until October 2000 when a new office opened on Firs Parade in the centre of the town.The name Matlock Mercury was adopted in the mid-1950s. Sadly, much of the newspaper's archive was destroyed when four feet of water struck during flooding in 1965.
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The National Union of Journalists has written to the Johnston Press chief executive, Ashley Highfield, protesting at the closure of two newspaper offices.
Johnston Press is to close five more local newspaper offices in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
The National Union of Journalists is holding a meeting that asks a provocative question: Is this the end of local and regional journalism in the Midlands? It has been prompted by the cutting of 50 editorial jobs by Trinity Mirror at its Birmingham division, job cuts in the Midlands by the BBC, cutbacks by ITV and in local commercial radio stations.