Funeral date set for respected journalist

Dave Black
Dave Black

The funeral of former Northumberland Gazette reporter Dave Black will take place tomorrow.

The dad-of-two, from Alnwick, died unexpectedly at his home in the early hours on Sunday, October 8, aged 61.

His funeral will be held at St James’ Church in Shilbottle at 10am, followed by a wake at Alnwick Rugby Club.

Dave leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Linda, daughter Cassie, 29, son, Robbie, 32, and step-daughter Donna Anderson.

He has been described by his family as easy to talk to, a devoted husband and one of a kind.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed walking with his wife in the years after he finished his career.

Dave was a well-respected journalist, who had also worked for the Newcastle Journal and Chronicle.

Many in the industry have paid their respects, describing him as a trusted and superb professional.