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Fond farewells: Remembering the journalists we lost in 2023

Every year we pay tribute to those no longer with us who dedicated a significant part of their careers to regional journalism. Among those to have passed away over the past 12 months were several industry veterans of the 70s, 80s and 90s – along with some whom we lost well before their time.

Here, as part of our series looking back on this year, we feature a selection of obituaries that have appeared on HTFP in 2023, along with some of the tributes paid by friends and colleagues.   Click on the names to read our original obituaries.


Former Nottingham Evening Post photographer Trevor Bartlett, right, with former Nottingham Forest manager and friend Brian Clough.
Ron at the start of his career at the Derbyshire Times in the 1960s

John Yates