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Victor Gordon: The worlds of media and politics turn out as renowned reporter is laid to rest

Victor Gordon, one of Northern Ireland's best-known weekly newspaper reporters, has been laid to rest in a funeral service in his native Portadown.

Victor, who was 75, died just two weeks after being diagnosed with cancer for the second time.

He spent most of his career with the Portadown Times and won five awards as the top regional newspaper reporter in Northern Ireland.

His funeral service at the Armagh Road Presbyterian Church was attended by many well-known faces from the worlds of journalism and politics on Wednesday afternoon.

In attendance were former UUP MLA Danny Kennedy, former deputy leader of the SDLP Brid Rodgers, SDLP MLA Mary Dolores Kelly, UUP MLA Doug Beattie, Sky's Ireland correspondent David Blevins, BBC journalist Gordon Adair, Ivan Little and former Portadown football manager Ronnie McFall.

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