Obituaries

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.

David Faulkner, a former managing director of Trinity Mirror Cheshire and North Wales who later became MD at rivals North Wales Newspapers Media, has died suddenly at the age of 71.

Barry Chuckle

Stars from the world of entertainment have paid tribute to Rotherham-born comedian Barry Chuckle following his death at the age of 73.

Ali Schofield

Tributes have been paid to Big Issue North columnist Ali Schofield, who died on April 4th following a battle with cancer.

BBC Yorkshire political editor Len Tingle has died at the age of 63 after suffering from stomach cancer.

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