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George Brock has been appointed editor of the Saturday edition of The Times. He replaces Michael Gove, who has been selected as a prospective parliamentary candidate. Gove will continue to write for the paper as a columnist.

The Independent is to launch a Monday supplement called Media Weekly. Contributors will include Greg Dyke and Ray Snoddy, former media editor of The Times. The first edition is out next week. Independent editor is Simon Kelner.

The Sunday Times Travel magazine is to go monthly from January. The title, which is currently bi-monthly, will take on more staff to handle the extra workload. The editor is Jane Knight.

Zoe Hughes has been made political editor of Newcastle newspaper The Journal. Formerly a Westminster reporter for The Press Association, Hughes will report to editor Brian Aitken.

On 4 November, Response 2 Limited is to launch a monthly magazine for the over-50s called Modern & Mature. Editorial will include interviews and lifestyle features and content is to be provided by The Press Association. Emily Shelley is PA’s content editor, contract publishing.

Condé Nast is to launch Easy Living on 3 March next year. The women’s glossy will focus on fashion, beauty, health, food and relationships and is aimed at women aged 30 to 59. The editor is Susie Forbes. Features editor is Lisa Markwell.

American Express is launching an up-market lifestyle magazine for holders of its exclusive Centurion card this month. Unusually, the title will not have a name. It will be sent to members – who each pay more than £1,000 per year for the card. The editor is Richard David Story.

Newtrade Publishing has made Philip Cowan editor of its convenience store magazine Retail Express. Cowan replaces Nick Hudson. The fortnightly title is distributed free to stores nationwide.

Scott Rowley has become editor-in-chief of Future Publishing’s Classic Rock magazine, while Geoff Barton has been made editor-at-large. Sian Llewellyn remains as editor of the magazine. Rowley, who was formerly editor of Future’s Total Guitar, takes up his post on 4 October.

Christine Michael, editor of Slimming World Magazine, has quit to go freelance. Michael has been in the role for four years on the Derbyshire-based title. The assistant editor is Sarah Davison.

Sports news radio station TalkSport is to launch on Sky digital on 4 October. It will be on air for six hours from 4pm each day. Evening anchors such as Patrick Kinghorn and Tony Cascarino have daily shows.

APTN has launched Correspondent Network, a ‘no frills’, APTN-manned series of studios to give clients a place to host interviews. Christopher Stocking is APTN head of broadcast services.

Steve Keenan, deputy travel editor at The Times, is to join Times Online as travel editor. He replaces Craig Lord. Keenan has already worked on the site’s Business Travel section. Peter Bale is online editorial director for The Times and The Sunday Times.

The Financial Times and Sony Ericsson this week launched a mobile service offering users business and financial news, comment and analysis from FT.com on their mobile phones. Tracy Corrigan is editor of FT.com.

Associated New Media’s thisismoney.co.uk has launched a new section

with the Society of Financial Advisers that will contain targeted content for users looking for advice on money issues, particularly pensions. Guy Dresser is editor of This is Money.

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