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Cancer claims weekly newspaper columnist aged 32

Emily BullTributes have been paid to a weekly columnist and journalist who died of a rare form of cancer aged 32.

Emily Bull, pictured left, wrote a weekly column for the Lynn News, in Norfolk in addition to her main job as a radio journalist on King’s Lynn’s KL.FM.

She passed away just six months after she came runner-up in the newsreader of the year category at the Independent Radio News awards.

Emily, who joined KL.FM as news editor from the BBC in 2013, had been diagnosed with a rare form of the illness just a short time before her death.

Lynn News editor Mark Leslie said: “She was a lovely girl and always so friendly.

“She used to joke that her writing made her glad she was on the radio but actually she wrote very well. We’ll miss her.”

Emily’s funeral was held on 5 August, following her death last month.

Her husband Stuart Henderson told mourners: “Journalism was her passion. Emily had a way of making you feel comfortable around her. She found good in everyone.”

An appeal set up in her memory has already raised more than £2,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.


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  • August 11, 2015 at 8:11 am

    This is one of those stories that gives life a sense of perspective. I didn’t know Emily but my sincere condolences go to her husband Stuart and her family and friends

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  • August 11, 2015 at 9:55 am

    A sad loss of a good journalist and a good person. Thoughts are with Emily’s loved ones.

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