Tributes published after former Newspaper Society president passes away

Tributes has been made to former Newspaper Society president Robbie Thomas, whose death was reported on Tuesday.

David Robert Thomas, who was 78 when he passed away in hospital, was president of the society in 1985, shortly before he retired from his post as managing director of North Wales Newspapers in 1987.

The County Times ran a piece on the former MD of its parent company:

In 1973 he was instrumental in launching the then Evening Leader (…) He was president of the Newspaper Society in 1985, and had been a key negotiator with unions at a time when industry-wide agreements were the norm.

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