Obituary: Fleet Street veteran Paul Eccleston, 1951-2019

Christopher Eccleston’s uncle, who died in June, was head of news at the @BelTel in the mid-1990s.

On Tiptree and naming
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By Julie Philips, Alice Shelton’s biographer.

How a video game community filled my nephew's final days with joy
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Online community can be amazing.

Suicide of the Ceasefire Babies
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Moving article about death in peacetime in Northern Ireland by @LyraMcKee. She was shot dead last night.

What do the people of the world die from?
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Grimly fascinating statistics.

Heaven Sent — a letter to Steven Moffat
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Beautiful. By @Alasdair_CM.

Jessica’s Journeys
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A moving story of how the US foreign service handled the death of one of their team (a former colleague of mine).

RIP Zienia Merton
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Her first TV appearance was as Ping Cho in Doctor Who (Marco Polo, 1964); she returned 45 years later as the registrar in the Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009).

The Tragic Case of Alfie Evans
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A good summary.

The Man Who Stood Up to Armageddon

Tony de Brum: "a sane and courageous human being who has seen the sky turn red and felt the shockwaves of Armageddon, and who has spent a lifetime trying to force the world’s most powerful nations to reverse the course of mutually assured destruction."

Here it began, here it ends – Christopher Priest
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Lovely on Brian Aldiss.

Doctor Who writer Victor Pemberton has died
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Brilliant interview with him from last year.

35 Years Of American Death
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Statistics and maps. Grimly fascinating.

Decca Aitkenhead was eight when she was told that her mother had a year to live
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The full truth can hurt. An extraordinary story.

My Friend, The Russian Ambassador
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Lovely obituary by former US ambassador @SamanthaJPower.

Gill Howie obituary
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I had completely missed that she died four years ago. What a shame. #fb

Peter Weston (1944-2017)
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Among many other things, he owned the foundry which has made the Hugo Awards since 1984.

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