Obituaries

Veteran BBC broadcaster Kathy Secker has died suddenly at home at the age of 70.

Actress Shirley Stelfox, best known for her role as Edna Birch in Emmerdale, has died after a short illness.

Tributes have been paid to a former sports journalist who spent 47 years on the Hull Daily Mail.

Tributes have been paid to a former Blackpool Gazette photographer who has died at the age of 84.

Tributes have been paid to former Yorkshire Evening Post editor Malcolm Barker, who has died at the age of 84, just days after publishing his last column.

John Maddock, a Warrington-born journalist who worked on several national newspapers and also spent time at Manchester City FC, has died aged 73.

Tributes have been paid to a former Lancashire Telegraph journalist who has died at the age of 79 after a short illness.

Peter Storah was a well-regarded Northern print journalist before going on to a career in the national press.

Olly the airport cat is no more. The much-loved ginger cat who lived around Manchester Airport and warmed the hearts of thousands of people via Facebook posted her last update today.

Amy Watts, a Bury-born former showbiz reporter for the Daily Star, has died at the age of 37.

Watts had raised over £100,000 in a celebrity-backed campaign - Hold Amy’s Hand - to pay for her treatment for stage 4 colon cancer.

Tributes have been paid to John Short, the founding news editor of the Liverpool Catholic Pictorial, who has died aged 83.

Liverpool-born Short led 'The Pic', a tabloid sold on Sundays at the back of churches, to a peak circulation of 43,000.

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