Vernon Scott, a journalist with more than 50 years’ experience on the West Wales Guardian and Western Telegraph, has died at the age of 77.
Editor of the Telegraph Fiona Phillips, who worked with him, has written an obituary on Hold the Front Page.
She said: “Whether Vernon was writing a church paragraph or covering a major incident, his approach was always the same. The consummate professional, he meticulously researched and corroborated his information before turning out immaculate copy in an instant.
“He was never happier than when he was talking to people and telling their stories. He would berate me for using a cliché but I can think of no better way to describe him that by saying we shall not see his like again.”