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Remembering Paul Daniels, who has died from brain tumour

Paul Daniels dies from brain tumour

Paul died from an inoperable brain tumour Credit: ITV

Magician Paul Daniels has died at the age of 77.

The TV star had recently been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

A statement from his publicist said: "One of our most beloved entertainers, Paul Daniels, has passed away at the age of 77.

"The TV star, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this year, passed away peacefully at home with Debbie at his side in the early hours of this morning.

"Debbie and the family would like to thank everyone for their support and asks that their privacy be respected at this sad time."

Many tributes to Cliff Michelmore


Tributes to former Southern Television presenter Cliff Michelmore

Cliff was a popular presenter of Southern Television's Day By Day Credit: PA

Veteran broadcaster Cliff Michelmore has died aged 96. Cliff was a much loved presenter of the nightly Southern Television programme, Day by Day.

A prolific presenter and former RAF Squadron Leader, he anchored the BBC coverage of the Apollo moon landings and several general elections.

BBC director-general Tony Hall led tributes to the "outstanding broadcaster", who had a light style popular with audiences yet possessed the skill to carry out hard-hitting interviews and hold his nerve while covering events of great historical importance.

In a 2013 interview, Sir Michael Parkinson ranked Michelmore with broadcasting greats Sir David Frost and Alan Whicker and hailed the standards their generation set in broadcasting.

ITV News Presenter Alastair Stewart described Michelmore as a "truly great presenter and a delightful man".

Jurassica 'will go ahead' despite founder's death

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The team behind a dinosaur-themed museum in a Dorset quarry have confirmed that the project is to go ahead despite the death of its founder. Jurassica is an 80 million pound scheme planned for a site on Portland. It was dreamed up by Michael Hanlon, who died from a heart attack last month aged 51. The scheme's trustees say they hope to get planning permission next year.

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