Hugh Cudlipp

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Hubert "Hugh" Kinsman Cudlipp, Baron Cudlipp OBE (28 August 1913 – 17 May 1998), was a Welsh journalist and newspaper editor noted for his work on the Daily Mirror in the 1950s and 60s.

Life and career

Hugh Cudlipp was born at 118 Lisvane Street, Cardiff. He left school at fourteen, working for a number of short-lived local newspapers before transferring at age sixteen to Manchester and a job on the Manchester Evening Chronicle. In 1932, aged nineteen, he moved to London to take up a position as features editor of the Sunday Chronicle. In 1935 he joined the staff of the Daily Mirror.

He was editor of the Sunday Pictorial (later renamed the Sunday Mirror) from 1937 to 1949. During this period he saw war service with the Royal Sussex Regiment, and was involved in the First Battle of El Alamein. He was head of the army newspaper unit for the Mediterranean from 1943 to 1946, and oversaw the launch of a British forces' paper, Union Jack, modelled on the US Stars and Stripes. He thereafter returned to the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Pictorial until 1949, when owing to disagreements with his then boss, Harry Guy Bartholomew, he left to take the post of managing editor of the Sunday Express for a two-year stint. By 1951 Bartholomew had left, replaced by Cecil King, who reappointed Cudlipp and with whom Cudlipp enjoyed a good working relationship for many years.

In 1952 Cudlipp was made...
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