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Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph

The Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph is the local newspaper for north and east Northamptonshire and is the sister paper of Northampton's Chronicle & Echo. It is based at Newspaper House in Rothwell Road, Kettering, and has since 1996 been part of the Johnston Press newspaper group. The paper also has district offices in Wellingborough, Rushden and Corby.

Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph
TypeLocal newspaper
Owner(s)Johnston Press
EditorCurrently unfulfilled
HeadquartersNewspaper House, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 8GA
Circulation18,539 (December 2010 – June 2011)[1]

The Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph is published in full colour every Thursday.[2] Two editions of the paper are printed—one distributed in Corby and the other in Kettering, Wellingborough, Rushden and the surrounding areas. In spring 2012 a decision was made by the newspaper's owners that the newspaper would become a weekly publication, along with several other local newspapers.[3]

The paper has been published continuously since 4 October 1897. A sports edition, the Football Telegraph, was also published until 1914 and again from 1921 to 1939.[4]


History and ownershipEdit

The East Midland Allied Press was formed in 1947 by merger of the Northamptonshire Printing and Publishing Co. with the Peterborough Advertiser Co., the West Norfolk and King's Lynn Newspaper Co. and commercial printing sections at Rushden, King's Lynn and Bury St. Edmunds. It was overseen by Pat Winfrey, the son of Sir Richard Winfrey, who had bought the Spalding Guardian in 1887. In 1996, EMAP, as it had become known, divested 69 newspapers, including the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph.[5]

The Evening Telegraph and its sister paper, the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, are now owned by Northamptonshire Newspapers Ltd., part of Johnston Press.[6] The separate Peterborough Evening Telegraph, owned by another Johnston subsidiary, began as localised edition with four change pages in 1948. Between 1946 and 1976, four geographically distinct editions were published with up to three change pages. From 1988, the Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough editions were recommenced with minor page changes.[7]

Campaigns and major storiesEdit

  • The Evening Telegraph's fundraising campaign for 2008 is to raise £20,000 for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.[8]
  • Schoolgirl singer Faryl Smith's career has been followed closely since she was seven years old. The ET even launched a campaign for Faryl to win Britain's Got Talent in May 2008.[9]
  • On 18 November 2008 the paper covered a story of more than 60 people from Eastern Europe who had been trafficked illegally into the country and had been rescued by Northamptonshire Police.[10]
  • First World War roll of honour - a list of all the people from the region who died during the Great War.[11]
  • Get Active campaign - a campaign to get 20,000 people in Northamptonshire exercising to win the region £1m for sporting facilities.[12]
  • Campaigns for Jenna Mae Tokens, 7, and Chelsea Knighton, 3, both battling childhood cancer.[13][14]
  • Have a Heart appeal - an appeal to raise £100,000 for a new Heart Unit at Kettering General Hospital.[15]
  • University Campaign to get a campus in the north of the county. This has not been supported in Corby as the article clearly indicates. The Corby residents wish to have their own bid considered.[16]


  1. ^ "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage. UK. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Johnston Press pushes ahead with printing plant closure". 2 September 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Evening Telegraph to become weekly newspaper". Northants Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Football Telegraph". Newsplan, Libraries and Information East Midlands. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  5. ^ Grinnell, Paul (30 January 2008). "Feature: History of EMAP in Peterborough". Peterborough Evening Telegraph.
  6. ^ "Northamptonshire Newspapers". Johnston Press, Edinburgh. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  7. ^ "Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph". Newsplan, Libraries and Information East Midlands. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  8. ^ Goodjohn, Bernie (2 January 2008). "Help save five lives". Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Faryl chosen for Britain's Got Talent semi-finals". Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  10. ^ "See inside the homes raided in Kettering area in UK's largest ever human trafficking crackdown". Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  11. ^ "Roll of Honour". Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  12. ^ Inman, Becky (27 December 2007). "Get fit, not fat, in 2008". Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  13. ^ Tite, Nick (28 October 2008). "Cherish Chelsea!". Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 18 April 2010.[dead link]
  14. ^ Cleaver, Monique. "Jenna Mae is home after bone marrow transplant". Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  15. ^ Cleaver, Monique (16 November 2008). "Have a Heart Appeal launched to raise £100,000 for Kettering General Hospital". Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  16. ^ "University challenge". Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2010.

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