17 August 2001

David Brown

TRIBUTES are being paid to David Brown, the agriculture editor of the Daily Telegraph, who died last weekend in hospital. Mr Brown, 54, died on Sunday (Aug 12) after collapsing with a brain haemorrhage earlier this month.

A former FARMERS WEEKLY reporter, Mr Brown was an influential journalist known for his sharp wit and his fair reporting. NFU president Ben Gill said: "David was one of the countrys leading agricultural writers and reported on farming honestly and fairly, viewing this as a duty to the industry."

Mr Brown started in agricultural journalism in 1966. He leaves his wife Anna, their daughter Fiona and three stepchildren, Victoria, Thomas and Edward. A memorial service will be held at St Brides Church, Fleet Street, on Sept 20. &#42