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Tributes paid after death of former weekly editor

Tributes have been paid to a former editor of Welsh language weekly paper Y Cymro, who has died aged 70.

Glyn Evans lived in Prestatyn but was originally from Anglesey.

As well as a former editor of Y Cymro, he was currently editor of a magazine for Welsh people living abroad called Yr Enfys, reports the BBC on its North East Wales online news service.

Glyn had had also worked for the Herald Cymraeg and the BBC.

Sandra Williams, a former journalist of Y Cymro who worked alongside Glyn, told the NewsNorthWales website: “Glyn was totally dedicated as leader of Y Cymro, and was an extremely talented journalist and editor.”

BBC Wales’ head of Welsh language programmes Sian Gwynedd said he was a “brilliant journalist”.

His family said: “He always looked after us and our needs would always come first. It is a great loss and we will miss him terribly.”

Glyn leaves a son and two daughters.

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  • May 1, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Very sad news. Worked alongside Glyn for many years. A proud Welshman who dedicated his working life to the Welsh language. A brilliant role model to so many youngsters who cut their journalistic teeth on Y Cymro.

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