John Williams, until last month political editor of the Daily
Mirror, has been appointed to the new post of deputy head of news at the
Foreign Office. He will report to head of news Nigel Sheinwald and
handle the department’s day-to-day news management. Williams is the
second former Mirror journalist to join the Government Information and
Communication Service in the last month: Cheree Dodd left her post as
political correspondent to become head of news at the Northern Ireland
Office last month.