Clive Joyce, pictured left, has left the Hereford Times after 19 months at its helm, bringing to an end a 46-year career in the industry.
Clive worked his last day at the Times, his hometown paper and the title where he started out as a trainee in 1969, on New Year’s Eve.
He had previously edited the Kidderminster Shuttle for 21 years before taking early retirement in April 2014. However, the following month he took charge at the Times, the Newsquest-owned Shuttle’s sister title.
Clive had joined the Times straight from the school, spending an initial tenure of 10 years there before moving to Kidderminster.
Said Clive, 64, of his departure: “It was an unexpected opportunity to return and edit a paper that is very special to me and I am grateful to so many people for their support over the last 19 months.
“The newspaper and its website are in good shape and we have made solid progress as newspapers continue to develop new ways of gathering and delivering news for the 21st century.”