Tributes have been paid to former Yorkshire Evening Post editor Malcolm Barker, who has died at the age of 84.
During his 17-year stint in the role he launched the hugely successful Half and Half Appeal for city hospices St Gemma’s and Wheatfields.
Tracy Dick, Director of Fundraising at St Gemma’s, said: “His dedication and support of the hospices in Leeds was tremendous. We will forever be grateful.”
Chris Bye, who succeeded him as editor, added: “He became a legend in newspaper journalism who made a great impact on the community he served.”
Mr Barker, who died in his home town of Harrogate, was awarded an OBE for services to journalism in 1987.