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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

Toodle-oo the noo as Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland's political correspondent since I was a lad, retires.

 

Huge, rough and breathless on his last report from Holyrood. Keep him in your sights.


A relative of mine.

 

Edit: Should probably add that his retirement isn’t health related. Big cutbacks at Beeb Scotland. A lot of the big beasts are going as a result. Gordon Brewer is going too.

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7 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


A relative of mine.

He will be sorely missed from our screens - proper independent voice.

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12 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

He will be sorely missed from our screens - proper independent voice.


Indeed. He’s very good at maintaining neutrality, and thus a credit to the Beeb. Privately he’s a Nat. 
 

Dunno if you saw my edit above. There will be more but just heard that Isobel Fraser and Reevel Alderson from Reporting Scotland are going too.

 

60 of them going altogether. The aim is to save £6.2 million.

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Michel Auger, a big name in Quebec journalism, has died. He was 76. Auger's speciality was crime reporting, something that didn't endear him to the local underworld. Auger survived a 2000 assassination attempt ordered by notorious former Quebec Hell's Angels' boss Maurice «Mom» Boucher.

 

https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2020/11/01/le-legendaire-journaliste-michel-auger-est-decede

(French obit.)

 

Edit: https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/journalist-michel-auger-has-died-according-to-quebec-media-reports

 

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1 hour ago, alt obits guy said:

Seymour Topping, a world renown journalist and one of the best known foreign correspondents of his generation, has died. He was 98.

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/us/2020/11/08/renowned-world-correspondent-seymour-topping-dead-at-99.html

 

Sounds more like a pizza correspondent....

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Bill Jamieson, former executive editor of The Scotsman for 11 years, has died. He also served as economics editor at The Sunday Telegraph for 7 years and contributed to Scotland on Sunday and CityAM.

 

Obituaries: The ScotsmanThe TimesThe Telegraph

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First time I’ve watched University Challenge for a while, Paxo sounds slow as fuck.

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Paul Callan, long-time Daily Mirror columnist, familiar face from What The Papers Say back in the day, very "old school" Fleet Street type, dead at 81.

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