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.

The former Manchester Evening News reporter who was the first journalist to suggest the Moors Murders may be connected has died. Ian Fowler wrote a feature on the disappearances of Pauline Reade, 16, John Kilbride, 12, Lesley Anne Downey, 10, and Keith Bennett, 12, while working as the MEN's crime correspondent.

Sir Denis Forman, the former chairman of Granada Television, has died aged 95. Forman originally joined Granada at its inception and went on to play a leading role in its development, and was also deputy chairman of Granada Group from 1984 to 1990.


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