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Regional journalist who went on to edit international titles dies aged 72

Anthony BushA former regional journalist who went on to the national and international press has died aged 72.

Tributes have been paid to Anthony Bush, who worked on titles including the Exeter Express & Echo, Western Morning News, Western Daily Press and Bath Chronicle before heading to Fleet Street and the Press Association.

Anthony, pictured, later joined an Export Trade magazine, becoming editor and travelling the world, and launching titles of his own, including The Officer magazine.

He remains the only person to have edited all five of Britain’s international trade publications, including Overseas Trade for the British Overseas Trade Board – and both the Country Gentleman’s Magazine and The Country Landowner.

In 2017, he was elected as a Conservative member of Mid Devon District Council.

Councillor Colin Slade, the Mayor of Tiverton, told In Your Area: “Tony was a true Tivertonian. He enjoyed his work as a councillor and was very conscientious in serving his local residents.

“I know Tony would have very much liked to have been Mayor. Sadly that cannot happen, but it is the town’s loss.

“Tony was liked by all and regarded as a true gentleman. He always spoke well considered words and earned respect from his fellow councillors.

“Rest in peace, Tony, you will be sadly missed.”

Antohony died last month and his funeral was held on 8 January.