Farewells paid after death of former city journalist

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A former Sheffield journalist who went on to make his name on Fleet Street and in television has died aged 67.

Brian Wesley - nicknamed Wes - worked for the Sheffield Morning Telegraph from 1969 to 1970 and later wrote for The Sun, helped to produce shows including Game for Laugh and Surprise Surprise, and edited the discussion programme Kilroy.

He started his career in the 1960s on newspapers in Greater Manchester and Wolverhampton before heading to Sheffield, where he met his wife, Margaret.

He was runner-up for the Morning Telegraph’s Young Journalist of the Year prize for a piece written while on assignment in Belfast.

Brian suffered from kidney problems and underwent a transplant 15 years ago.