Obituaries

By Bob Naylor 06 July 10:05
Former Swindon Evening Advertiser chief photographer Peter Twaites, who died on Friday 3 July 2015 aged 79, had a career that took him from a 15-year-old darkroom assistant on the Sunday Mercury in Birmingham to gaining a PhD and lecturing in Media Law and Photojournalism at Cardiff University until he retired at the age of 69.
By Rory Tingle 29 June 13:07
Virginia Waite, who wrote for The Daily Telegraph and appeared on the BBC Holiday programme in the 1960s, has died aged 78.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 June 9:37
Rupert Murdoch was the guest of honour at a small private lunch held at The Garrick club in London in memory of the late Arthur Brittenden.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 June 17:17
Former Daily Express features sub Malcolm Markland has died aged 75.
By Samuel Osborne 28 April 15:44
Richard West, who has died age 84, was described as a “paragon of the independent journalist for his generation” in an obituary by The Guardian.
By Samuel Osborne 28 April 13:13
Arthur Brittenden, who recently died age 90, has been described as “a towering figure on Fleet Street who worked closely with two of the great newspaper barons of the second half of the 20th century — Lord Beaverbrook and Rupert Murdoch” in an obituary by The Times.
By Quita Morgan 10 March 8:48
Pioneering Bristol journalist Barbara Buchanan, who was credited with saving lives through her campaign for cervical cancer smear tests, has died at the age of 100.
By Press Gazette 23 February 12:35
Richard Beeston, for 26 years a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, has died aged 88.
By William Turvill 16 February 10:15
According to the Record, Airs became "the 'gold standard' for reporters in 1975 when he was sent to the police cells by a High Court judge".
By Peter Lee 11 February 9:25
Former regional reporter and magazine freelance Jannette McKenzie Lee died on 7 February aged 69.
By SubScribe 01 December 10:43
There were more than a hundred gathered together at a Sussex country church in Cuckfield for the final send-off for John Samuel, the former sports editor of The Daily Herald, Observer and, most notably, The Guardian.
By William Turvill 15 October 8:14
A Guardian obituary described him as "perhaps the last of the old-style Fleet Street bosses, revelling in a reputation for brusqueness and bullying, during the chaotic and corrupt final days of boozy incompetence and print union power, before the publishing revolution of the late 1980s".
By William Turvill and Press Association 08 October 11:59
Macleod was being treated for cancer at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow.
By Jim Cassidy 06 October 17:19
The words of contemporary American writer Bobbi Romans could have been written for Bernard Vickers (pictured above, Daily Record) one of Scotland’s most successful post war newspaper editors who died in August.
By Press Gazette 08 September 11:25
John Dixon, night lawyer of The Mail on Sunday from the paper’s inception in 1982 until 2004, has died aged 62.
By Press Association 07 August 8:31
The former Daily Express journalist (pictured in a recent Channel 4 News interview), who revealed secret after secret during his years as defence correspondent at the newspaper, died of "old age", his son Michael Chapman Pincher revealed in a post on his Facebook page.
By Press Gazette 23 June 13:42
Publisher Felix Dennis has died aged 67 "after a long and painful battle with cancer".
By Press Gazette 17 June 14:55
Fleet Street photographer Gabor Scott who chronicled the New Romantic pop scene in the 1980s and once pictured Prince Harry giving him 'the finger' has died aged 65.
Brian Hitchen pictured with wife Nelli at their son's wedding
By Dominic Ponsford 12 May 13:20
"Superlative reporter", "inspirational editor" and "incorrigible mischief". This was how former Daily Express editor Peter Hill described Brian Hitchen at a St Bride’s Service of thanksgiving for the life of the former Daily Star and Sunday Express editor.
Tom Welsh pictured at the launch of the 18th edition of MacNae's with Walter Greenwood and David Banks
By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 28 April 15:57

Former regional press editor, media law expert and first director of journalism at City University Tom Welsh has died at the age of 85.

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