Stewart Steven
Stewart Steven was a British
British people
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 newspaper editor who grew circulation. His career was marked by three major clunkers. He was personally generous to friends and family.

Born in Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

, Steven grew up in England
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, becoming a journalist with the Central Press, then the Western Daily Press
Western Daily Press
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, and from 1963 with the Daily Express
Daily Express
The Daily Express switched from broadsheet to tabloid in 1977 and was bought by the construction company Trafalgar House in the same year. Its publishing company, Beaverbrook Newspapers, was renamed Express Newspapers...

. At the Express, he was a political reporter, diplomatic correspondent and finally foreign editor, before becoming an assistant editor of the Daily Mail
Daily Mail
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in 1972, and associate editor in 1974.

In 1972 the Daily Express reported a "world exclusive" that Martin Borman, Hitler's deputy, was living in South America
South America
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. After six days, the paper realized it was a hoax. Steven left for the Daily Mail. In 1977, he took responsibility for the publication of a false story claiming that British Leyland had a fund to pay bribes.

In 1982, he became editor of the Mail on Sunday, serving until 1992, when he became editor of the Evening Standard
Evening Standard
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. In 1995, he printed a story critical of Tony Blair
Tony Blair
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 under the name of Bryan Gould
Bryan Gould
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, a former member of the Labour Party
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's shadow cabinet; in fact, Conservative Party
Conservative Party (UK)
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 Home Secretary
Home Secretary
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 Michael Howard
Michael Howard
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's teenaged son had written the article. Steven retired later in the year, serving as the last Chairman of Punch
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and on the board of the London Film Commission.

Steven was an early enthusiast for the London Eye
London Eye
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. He enjoyed cricket
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 and rugby
Rugby football
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. He supported the arts, both personally and in his newspapers.

When he married a half Russian half Polish pop singer
Pop Singer
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 in 1965, he adopted her son and raised him as his own. She took up painting
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 after retiring from music. At the time of his death he was caring for her; she suffered from multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms...



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