LETTER: Death of a respected journalist

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I am very sorry to read of the death of Keith Fort.

I had known him well for almost 50 years in my various political roles in Burnley. He was a first-class reporter always with a sense of humour and also great integrity. Keith also had a great love and affection for his home town of Burnley.

In latter years I bumped into him in various places and different events and always regarded him as a friend. When I had to go on to insulin for diabetes a few years ago he was one who gave me much friendly and welcome advice.

I extend my sincere sympathy to his wife and family – he will be sadly missed by many people in Burnley.

Mr Peter Pike (former MP and council leader)

Deerpark Road

Burnley