Former Sheffield Star journalist who rose to become deputy editor of Daily Mail dies at 54

Mr Carter began his journalistic career at The Star.
Mr Carter began his journalistic career at The Star.

A journalist who began his career at The Star before later rising to deputy editor of the Daily Mail has died at the age of 54.

Paul Carter died after a long battle against cancer - an illness he had fought many times, according to the newspaper's online obituary.

Mr Carter began his career in Sheffield in the 1980s as a news reporter and later became a sub-editor at our York Street offices before joining the Daily Express in 1987, where he held a number of senior positions.

He joined the Daily Mail in 2000 and editor Paul Dacre said: "Paul was one of the most brilliant all-round journalists I have worked with and in his 17 years here made an incalculable contribution to the Mail’s success.

"He is a huge loss both to the paper and to the many colleagues whom he befriended and mentored."

Mr Carter died peacefully at Charing Cross Hospital in London on Wednesday night.