Halifax business editor Arnie Woods remembered

Arnie Woods, business editor of the Evening Courier in Halifax who was killed in a road accident four years ago, was this week remembered by his former colleagues.

His widow, Maggie Woods, deputy editor of the Brighouse Echo, presented an award in his name to the group's trainee journalist of the year, Ben Holt.

Woods set up the trophy in her late husband's name to honour junior reporters. All trainee journalists at the Courier or its sister weekly titles were invited to enter their best work.

She said Arnie was always proud to be a journalist, describing himself as a "humble hack" who was always enthusiastic about newspaper journalism. He always took juniors under his wing and was ready with any advice.

Holt said: "It is really nice for your work to be recognised. And, even though I never met Arnie, I really hope he would have been pleased with the decision."

His winning stories included an account of a relief mission by members of Halifax's Pakistani community to earthquake-stricken Kashmir.

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