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  1. Fund set up to find investigative reporters

    A fund has been set up in honour of the late journalist Sir Harold Evans to nurture the next generation of investigative reporters.

    Sir Harry, who died last year at 92, was best known for the 10-year campaign by the Sunday Times to win compensation for the victims of the morning sickness drug Thalidomide, which caused thousands of birth deformities.

    He studied at Durham University and forged his reputation as editor of the Northern Echo in the 1960s, where his campaigns resulted in a national screening programme for cervical cancer and a posthumous pardon for Timothy Evans, wrongly hanged for murder in 1950.

    A fund of of $5m (£3.8m) has been set up by news organisation Reuters, where Sir Harry was once editor-at-large, and Durham University to support new talent from around the world.

    Sir Harold Evans

    The Sir Harry Evans Memorial Fund will create a fellowship in investigative journalism.

    Author Tina Brown, Sir Harry's widow, said: "Harry was a voracious truth-teller and champion of courageous journalism in every form.

    "The thought that we are doing something in his legacy to make sure Harrys of the future - whatever and wherever their gender, background, or means - are nurtured into the profession is something which I know would have moved him greatly."

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