More tributes to newspaper veteran Bert Hardy

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Lord Rothermere: “Bert was a phenomenally talent newspaper executive who played a central role in many of the industry’s most momentous developments. He was a key figure in the modern-day success of Associated Newspapers and I shall always remember him warmly for his love of, and dedication to, the Evening Standard.”

Paul Dacre: “Bert was one hell of a tough negotiator who didn’t suffer fools gladly, but his brilliance and foresight changed the course of our business. His close involvement with Wapping revolutionised Fleet Street and, indeed, no one fought harder to ensure our industry keep pace with the times.”

Rupert Murdoch: “He was the guiding light behind our move to Wapping and instrumental in the success of the historic development of the Docklands site. He was a tough and courageous executive at a time when we faced great difficulties on the union front and he brought those qualities to every position he occupied in the UK newspaper industry.”

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