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PRESS Jane Martinson has been appointed media business editor of The Guardian. Previously City news editor, she returned from maternity leave this week to take up the new role. Martinson joined the paper as Wall Street correspondent in 1999.

Free weekday morning newspaper Metro, which started in London, is to add editions in Bristol, Bath, Leicester, Derby and Nottingham in the summer, according to its owner Associated Newspapers. Executive director of Metro is Doug Read.

The Sunday Mirror has appointed Stephen Martin as its Scotland editor, based in Glasgow. Currently senior reporter, Martin has been at the paper four years.

Condé Nast Contract Publishing is launching an international lifestyle magazine for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Edited by Zoe Manzi, MO launches in April. It will appear quarterly and its emphasis will be on luxury living.

Tate, the magazine distributed to 55,000 members of the Tate gallery network, is to be relaunched in May. Published three times a year, the title will be edited by Simon Grant. Bice Curiger has been appointed editorial director.

Music magazine Bullit has revamped its coverage after launching last November. It has introduced new sections on travel and computer games and appointed

John Marriot to edit its film section.

William Wright is to take over as editor of weekly investment banking paper Financial News. He replaces editor-in-chief Peter Wilson-Smith, who is stepping down. Wright is executive editor.

CMPi has launched Within, a quarterly aimed at retail buyers of interiors products, such as floors, lighting and furnishings. Anthea Bain is launch editor of the title.

Jane’s Defence Weekly aviation editor Craig Hoyle has moved to RBI weeklyFlight International as defence editor. Hoyle has been at Jane’s since 1996.

Healthcare PROs are being targeted by the launch of A,

a bimonthly magazine for people suffering from allergies. The title is published by Electric Ink for the charity Allergy UK. Editor is Tammy Cohen.

Daily Telegraph senior reporter Sean O’Neill is to join The Times. O’Neill will report to the joint news editors, John Wellman and Anne Barrowclough.

BROADCAST

David Mannion is the first editor-in-chief of the newly formed ITV News Group, with editorial responsibility for national and regional news operations. Mannion, currently editor of ITV News, takes up the role on

2 February.

Matt Youdale has been made editor of BBC Radio York. The former acting editor’s remit will include overseeing an extra 15 hours of output per week from April. John Ryan has become managing editor of the station.

Peter McCann has been made managing editor for local TV at BBC Northern Ireland, while Susan Lovell has taken on a similar role for radio at the corporation. They report to BBC Northern Ireland controller Anna Carragher.

NEW MEDIA

Emma Somerville, head of BBCi’s 24/7 interactive TV services, has replaced Scott Gronmark as head of BBCi’s interactive TV programming. Gronmark has set up his own consultancy.

Iain Duff has been made news editor of the Scottish Press Association. The deputy news editor at the Evening Times in Glasgow will oversee news for the dedicated Scottish wire service.

James Harding, editor of VNU’s ComputerActive magazine, has been made editor-in-chief of the publisher’s online network VNU.net. He is replaced by Dylan Armbrust, who was deputy editor at the title’s launch six years ago.

MTV is revamping its interactive strategy with the launch of a series of games across its five digital satellite channels which viewers pay to play. Matthew Kershaw is head of interactive at MTV Networks UK.

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