Martin Leach RIPThe FWA is saddened to learn that Martin Leach, a stalwart of the News of the World in the North West for many years, has passed away. Martin was a friend, colleague and even mentor for many of our members, and below is a wonderful tribute written by his son Matt.
FWA members honoured at SJA Awards night
FWA members Paul Hayward, Jonathan Liew, James Olley, Danny Taylor and John Richardson collected prizes for their outstanding work at the Sports Journalists' Association's annual awards night on Monday.
Hayward of the Telegraph won the Sports Writer of the Year award for the fifth time while last year's winner, the Guardian's Taylor, was named Football Writer of the Year for the fourth year running.
My Week: John RichardsonSunday Express writer and close friend of Gary Speed, John Richardson, writes about his difficult week in the aftermath of the Wales manager's death.
Sunday November 27th.
A lovely Sunday morning, the traditional walk with my wife Sue - I don't know how she puts up with me either - by the river in our home city of Chester which must encompass a bacon or sausage bap in our favourite waterside cafe.