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Richard Wallace started this week as editor of the Daily Mirror, replacing Piers Morgan who was sacked last month. Wallace, formerly deputy editor of the Sunday Mirror, has previously been head of news at the daily. Acting editor Des Kelly has left the paper.

The Times media editor Ray Snoddy is to leave after six years although he will continue to write a weekly column for the paper. Senior reporter Christopher Walker and assistant business editor Russell Hotten are also leaving.

Dennis Publishing has launched PC Projects, a monthly computer magazine. The title is aimed at 35 to 55-year-old PC users who want to learn about digital photography and MP3 downloads. PC Projects editor is Julian Prokaza, former deputy editor of Computeractive.

Daily Express head of news David Leigh is to quit later this year. He has been in the role for three years and is not thought to have another job lined up. Express editor is Peter Hill.

Chris Hemblade has been made acting editor of London entertainment magazine Time Out. Currently deputy editor, he replaces Laura Lee Davies who is quitting at the end of next month after five years in the post.

Jim Baxter has joined Legal Business magazine, which is published ten times a year by Legalease. Formerly City editor of Legal Week, Baxter will be responsible for features and analysis. He reports to editor Tom Freeman.

Susie Forbes is to be editor of Condé Nast’s new title Easy Living, which is due to launch next year. Forbes is currently deputy editor of stablemate Vogue. Easy Living will target women aged 30 to 59.

Digital Camera Shopper is to launch a monthly supplement which will focus on more high-end camera equipment than the main magazine. Digital Camera Shopper Pro is aimed at keen amateurs and semi-professionals. Editor is Geoff Harris.

Cosmopolitan Bride is relaunching with a reduction in size to American A4 and a cut in cover price to £2.95. Editor of the bimonthly weddings title is Marina Licht.

John O’Reilly is the editor of a new Getty Images publication for photographers. The A5 quarterly title, called Edit, will carry news and features on various issues around photography.


ITV has appointed its children’s programming chief Steven Andrew as controller of off-peak programming with a remit to revamp daytime output such as current affairs. His deputy Estelle Hughes replaces him as editor of CITV.

Sam Anthony, Yorkshire TV’s controller of features, is to take over responsibility for the broadcaster’s factual division following a merger of the factual and features divisions.

Sue Walton has been made executive producer, daytime and lifestyle, at Granada. She is currently lifestyle commissioning executive at UKTV. Walton joins next month and reports to director of daytime and lifestyle Dianne Nelmes.


Hello! magazine is to make daily celebrity news updates from its website,, available to hospital radio stations through a tie-up with Hospital Broadcasting Association. Website editor is Tree Elven.

The Daily Mirror is to relaunch its website. Steve Purcell, editor of, said the new site would be up and running by the end of the year.

Dow Jones Newswires has appointed three reporters to its London bureau. Norvil Scott will cover crude oil markets, Claire Grierson deals with EMEA region petroleum products and Nina Sovich will work on the region’s gas and power sectors.

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