Obituaries

Former York Press photographer Paul Baker has died of cancer at the age of 53. Baker joined the paper as a darkroom assistant and went on to work as a photographer until 2006.

John Thompson, the former editor of The Sunday Telegraph who started his career on the Driffied Times, has died at the age of 93.

Ray Gosling, the journalist, broadcaster and gay rights activist who had a long association with Manchester and the north-west has died at the age of 74.

Sunderland Echo and Northern Echo journalist John Hobbs has died at the age of 75. Hobbs worked as a sub-editor at the Sunderland Echo for many years before his retirement when he continued to write on a freelance basis for The Northern Echo after retiring.

Pioneering blogger and professor emeritus of government at Manchester University Norman Geras has died of cancer aged 70. His political blog, the influential Normblog announces his death and carries this final update from his daughter Jenny.

Tributes to the ‘influential and much-loved’ media law expert Walter Greenwood are being made across the industry. Greenwood, who for more than 30 years was, with Tom Welsh, co-author of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists - died in Newcastle's Freeman Hospital at the age of 87.

The photographer Harry Goodwin, who forged his reputation as one of the UK's leading photographers of pop music and sporting celebs in the 60s and 70s has died aged 89 at Trafford General Hospital.

Alan Jones, a distinguished journalist, the founder of the Delta Press Agency and a stalwart member of the Liverpool Press Club, has died aged 75.

Robert Waterhouse looks back at a life led by the former Birmingham Post, Scotsman, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and all-round celebrated journalist David Bridgman.

Former Yorkshire Post head of news Richard "Dick" Clark has died at the age of 68.

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