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Simon Regan

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Simon Regan (7 August 1942 – 8 August 2000) was a British journalist best known for founding Scallywag magazine, which deliberately took risks with libellous articles about public figures. He also worked on the News of the World and late in his career focused on criminal convictions he believed were miscarriages of justice. Early life Regan was born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, in a home for single mothers. He was brought up in Hampstead in a mansion owned by his grandmother, where many of the rooms were rented out. His parents were supporters of the Communist Party of Great Britain and were visited by many East European intellectuals. Regan attended Haverstock Comprehensive School, and wrote poetry for John O'London's Magazine while in his teens. Journalistic career Having moved to Winchester, Hampshire, Regan became a journalist for a local paper before moving to London as a freelance. In March 1967, the Press Council criticised him for a piece he contributed to
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