Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Globetrotter Brian Calls It a Day

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Globetrotter Brian Calls It a Day

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Today is the last day of Brian Nicholl's distinguished Journal career, and also marks his retirement after 50 globetrotting years in journalism.

Brian's working life has been rich and varied. He has met the Queen twice, interviewed Yasser Arafat, Tony Bennett and Sophia Loren and worked for one of the giants of newspaper journalism, Harold Evans.

He started his career in 1953 as a copyboy on the now defunct Evening News in Glasgow. He moved on to the Daily Record, then to The Journal in 1957 for the first of three stints, then the Daily Express, the Daily Herald on Fleet Street, and then back to the North-East to the Northern Echo and Mr Evans who he said was great to work for, a "real live wire."

He spent some time in India in 1965 when the country was at war with Pakistan, but returned to England and the Northern Echo, before editing the Evening Despatch in Darlington for five years. …

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