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Deputy editor who spent 40 years in journalism dies aged 83

Terry HarrisonA deputy editor who spent 40 years in the media industry has died aged 83.

Tributes have been paid to Terry Harrison, who served as second in command at the Whitehaven News.

Terry, pictured, began his career as a teaboy on the News after leaving grammar school later progressing through the ranks.

He was also known for his work reporting on the sport of hound trailing.

Dave Siddall, who was chief reporter at the News, told the Carlisle News & Star: “Terry was always our go-to expert on local sports, especially hound trailing.

“He used his knowledge to keep the hound trailing community up to speed.

“He used to go to most of the hound trailing meetings and got to know most of the hound trailing community.”

Terry was originally from York and moved to Cumbria with his family when his father got a job at the Rowntree’s chocolate factory, in Egremont.

Away from journalism, he lived in Cleator Moor and enjoyed darts and bowls.

Terry, who died quietly in his sleep on 30 October, is survived by wife June, daughters Julie and Linda, grandchildren Natasha, Shona, Scarlett, Eleanor, Virginia and Abigail and great-grandchild Derry.

His funeral was held on 6 November.