An editor has been honoured after marking 40 years at a bi-weekly newspaper where he began as an apprentice compositor.
Arthur worked his way up to become a reporter in 1988 where he covered a wide variety of local news and sport, before becoming a full-time sports reporter.
He was later promoted to sports editor, where he remained for for 25 years, until being given the Journal’s editorship in 2015.
He said: “It’s been both an honour and a pleasure to spend my working life with the Derry Journal. I’ve met some amazing people during my time here.
“I’ve enjoyed every second spent meeting local people, covering local news and local sport.
“The Derry Journal has been a big part of my life but I can’t believe it’s 40 years to the day when I started and long may it continue.”