A sports editor with more than 40 years’ experience on his local paper is one of 16 redundancies as part of a Trinity Mirror “restructuring” on its Surrey, London and Bucks titles which will see two offices shut and a switch to centralised production.
“Through the golf I’ve reported on some great moments,” he told Hold the Front-Page.
“I’ve interviewed Tiger Woods and Seve Ballesteros and I’m good friends with Bernard Gallacher. I helped his daughter Kirsty get her first job at Sky.
“I’m going to be looking for freelance opportunities. I know it’s a very difficult time with lots of journalists being put out of work but I’ve made some reasonable contacts in golf and football.
“I can also do athletics and tennis as well as cinema and theatre reviews. Hopefully, I will be busy.
“After 43 years you feel like you’re institutionalised but I’m excited and a bit scared.”
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