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William Rees-Mogg said the Times was a special newspaper

Journalist William Rees-Mogg, former editor of the Times, has died aged 84.

The peer, who led the paper during an industrial dispute in the 1970s, passed away after a short illness.

Lord Rees-Mogg was also a former chairman of the Arts Council and vice-chairman of the BBC.

Speaking in a documentary broadcast in 1973, he compared the Times to just two other newspapers in the world.

  • 29 Dec 2012
  • From the section UK