Funeral arrangements set for Owens

THE funeral arrangements have been set for ex Daily Record sub-editor, Joe Owens, who died last week, aged 44.

His funeral is taking place in Blackburn, West Lothian, at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes – tomorrow, at 10am.

Joe, a contributor to, is a former chair of the Scottish Council of the National Union of Journalists. Tributes have been left, accompanying the allmediascotland report of his death, from the NUJ in Ireland, where he was also an active trade unionist.

He died on the Isle of Wight, where he was working as a freelance sub-editor. It is understood an inquest is ongoing into the circumstances of his death. His body is believed to have been found at a bus station.