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The Times has suspended its weekly football supplement The Game until 2 August. In its place will be supplements on other sports, including golf and cricket. Head of sport is Keith Blackmore.

Peter Cox is to join the Scottish Sun as assistant editor next month. He was editor of the Daily Record until May 2003, when he was replaced by Bruce Waddell. Cox will report to editor Rob Dalton.

Carey Sedgwick has been made creative director of contract publisher Square One Group, whose clients include beauty group Saks. She was formerly at NatMag Contract, which closed in February. Former colleague Christina Ryder has also joined Square One as managing editor.

Deputy news editor Sara Driscoll has been promoted to editor of VNU’s Computer Reseller News. She replaces Paul Briggs, who is now associate publisher of the website vnunet.com.

Peter Davey, editor of The Architectural Review, is to retire in February. Publisher Emap is to look for a successor to Davey, who has been in the role for 25 years.

Emap Automotive’s Max Power has relaunched with a new section, Max Nation, which contains more material from readers. Editor is Roger Payne.

Charles Pretzlik is to be UK companies editor of the Financial Times, leading a team of 12 journalists. The former banking editor replaces Peggy Hollinger, now Paris correspondent. He reports to financial editor Deborah Hargreaves.

Jon Peake has been appointed editor of H Bauer’s TV Quick, TV Choice and Total TV Guide. Lori Miles, who launched the latter last year, left the publisher last week.

Louise Bennett, senior writer at IPC’s Mizz, has been appointed entertainment editor at B, the Hachette Filipacchi magazine for women in their 20s. Laura Millar has also joined the glossy as associate editor.

Lorna Harrison, editor-in-chief of The Publican, is to relinquish day-to-day running of the Quantum Business Media magazine and is looking for a new editor. Harrison will concentrate on a broader, ambassadorial role.

BBC News is to set up a weekly feedback programme on round-the-clock channel News 24, in which viewers can question editors and executives, and plans to set up a website on which errors will be corrected. BBC News director is Richard Sambrook.

London TV is to launch next week, offering listings for the capital, including advice on food, entertainment, hotels and shopping. The Sky channel is funded by tourist board VisitLondon and produced by Enteraction TV, whose CEO is Mark Cullen.

Paul Wooding is to join production company Mentorn, which makes BBC1’s Question Time, as executive producer of factual programmes.

Internet magazine Web User has launched a digital-only monthly publication called Downloaded, which features music, film, TV

and games downloads. The IPC Country & Leisure Media title’s editor is Richard Clark.

BBC1’s flagship Ten O’Clock News bulletin is to go interactive in the autumn, with viewers able to access extended interviews and extra footage from 10pm to 10.45pm each night. Head of BBC News Interactive is Richard Deverell.

Tony Watson has been appointed to the newly created post of editorial director at The Press Association. His remit will include the development of video news content. Editor Jonathan Grun remains in charge of wire services. Both report to PA editor-in-chief Paul Potts.

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