Jewish Telegraph co-founder dies, aged 89

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Vivienne Harris, the co-founder of the Jewish Telegraph, has died, aged 89.

She had been working up to her death as the newspaper’s financial director and was made an MBE for her services to journalism and the community.

In 1950, she and her husband Frank, a London freelance journalist, started the Jewish Telegraph from their dining room in Salford, Greater Manchester.

She saw the Jewish Telegraph grow from a four-page weekly paper to its present four editions in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow with offices in each city.

Harris was widowed in 1979 and her son Paul became group editor, a position he still holds. She also leaves a son Jonathan.

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