Tue, 31 March, 2020


Monty Court (honarary committe member)

Posted: September 16th, 2015

MONTY COURT came to the AMP committee after a lifetime in Fleet Street. Following five years on provincial newspapers he joined the Evening News, London, in 1953 as a reporter. A brief period on the News Chronicle was followed by nine years on the Daily Mail as reporter and finally News Editor. In 1965 came a switch to the Mirror Group as Investigations Editor and later News Editor of the Sunday Mirror before getting involved in the great love of his life, horse-racing, as racing editor/columnist.

He declined earlier offers to edit the group’s Sporting Life until, in 1986, Maxwell asked him to take over the paper to face the newly launched Racing Post. His five year editorship was the most successful period in the Life’s 139 year history. He remained a columnist as long as the title lasted. He is a life member of the NUJ.

Latest News

  • What the Dickens…

    Posted: March 30th, 2020

    THE Journalists’ Charity, founded by the great Charles Dickens, has launched a competition to discover the kind of people living …

  • WE ASKED the Mirror Group diaspora for some help and advice to cheer us all up during the CV-19 lockdown. Thanks guys. …

  • We’re all in this together

    Posted: March 23rd, 2020

    Tips and advice on how to survive self-isolation.

    FOR former Mirror City man and well-known polymath TONY PATEY, it’s all about edjacation, edjacation, …

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.