Obituaries

A veteran journalist who was the first on the scene of the Moors Murders has died at the age of 85.

John Cleese, Stephen Fry and Bill Oddie were among those to pay tribute to Tim Brooke-Taylor after his death from coronavirus at the age of 79.

Paul Hemingway, a former head of marketing and communication at the Co-op Insurance, has died, reportedly of coronavirus.

Andy Jeal saw great success in the North's marketing scene, co-founding MediaVest Manchester, which then became part of the Dentsu Aegis Network in a £95m deal.

Tim Bell, one of the founders of PR firm Bell Pottinger, has died at the age of 77.

Veteran sports journalist Steve Curry, who enjoyed a long career on Fleet Street after starting out in regional newspapers in Lancashire, has died at the age of 76.

Tributes have been paid to an "exceptional journalist" who enjoyed a distinguished career on some of Britain's biggest tabloid newspapers in Manchester as well as a host of regional titles in his home county of Yorkshire.

Jim Williams, a former editor of the Oldham Evening Chronicle, has died at the age of 75.

Tributes have been paid to David Meek, former Manchester Evening News journalist and Sir Alex Ferguson's ghost writer for 26 years, who has died at the age of 88.

Mike Lee

PR supremo Mike Lee, who spearheaded London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, has died from a heart attack at the age of 61.

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