Obituaries

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.

Adrienne Clapham, the doyenne of Manchester’s advertising scene during the 1980s and 90s has died, aged 70.

Having worked on some of the largest advertising accounts outside London, Clapham was well-known to many in the industry before she retired to care for husband Martin.

Warren Clarke, the Oldham-born former Manchester Evening News copy boy who went on to become a well-known actor, has died aged 67 after a short illness, his agent has confirmed.

Clarke, best known for TV role in Dalziel And Pascoe, starred in the controversial 1971 film A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick as well as appearing in Coronation Street in the late 1960s.

The Northern Echo has published a tribute to one of its former journalists, Brian Edwards who died at the age of 81. Award-winning Edwards worked in the North East for 30 years, joining The Northern Echo in 1967, where he worked as a sub-editor until 1972.

A Bradford-based journalist who claimed to be the first to discover the identity of the Yorkshire Ripper has died at the age of 82. Derek Crabtree, who worked for a news agency between 1968 and 1993 that was originally set up by his grandfather, claimed to be the first journalist to discover the identity of the Yorkshire Ripper when he found police surrounding Peter Sutcliffe’s Bradford home.

The Sunderland Echo today carries tributes from friends and colleague to a former journalist who is is suspected to have drowned after falling overboard from a cruise ship in South America.

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