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Death of former Fleet News man

PETER Peskett, the man responsible for acquiring Fleet News and adding it to Emap's portfolio of newspaper and magazine titles in August 1981, died suddenly aged 56 on January 26. Peskett, who spent more than two decades with Peterborough-based Emap prior to launching his own publishing business in Stamford 10 years ago.

He leaves a widow, Sue, and a daughter, Karen. After buying Fleet News from Bill Jackson, who was the title's first editor, and his brother Ross, Peskett was instrumental in launching the Fleet News Show in 1983.

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