Gordon Brown RIP
No, this is not a joke and I am not referring to the Prime Minister.
West Cumbrian freelance journalist Gordon Brown died last night at the age of 71.
He was a nice guy who was often to be seen at the back of council meetings in Cumbria taking copious notes. What I found particularly positive about his style of journalism is that if he wasn't sure he had a quote right he would collar you after a meeting and check it.
He was also one of those journalists who are willing to sit for hours through a long and boring meeting when most of the hacks have gone and a lot of the councillors wish they could do the same.
He wasn't the only journalist here or in St Albans to do this or to try to get his facts right, but the fact he did make the effort was obvious and appreciated.
We will miss him. Rest in Peace.