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Tribute to a larger-than-life character

Former picture editor of the Nottingham Evening Post, Bill Greenhough, has died suddenly, aged 49.

He was found at his home in Draycott, Derbyshire, by friends on Tuesday morning. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Bill, best-known in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area, worked at the Post for ten years before leaving to set up his own photographic business, working on commercial and PR projects for businesses and clients throughout the UK.

His career started in his home town of Stockport. His first job was as a trainee working for his father, George, chief photographer of the Stockport Advertiser.

He left the north-west for Kent, where he joined the Kent Evening Post and rose to deputy chief photographer under Barrie Williams.

Western Morning News editor Barrie, who as editor of the Nottingham Evening Post lured Bill from his job in Kent, paid tribute to his friend.

He said: “He was a bloody good photographer and had an inherent news sense.

“When I got to Nottingham I needed a chief photographer and he joined me there in 1986. He came in to reorganise and run the department.

“Principally, he was a larger-than-life character, there are so few people like that left in the business now.

“He lived life to the full. Last time I saw him he was full of beans and his business was going very well.”

He was divorced and leaves two daughters.

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