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.