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Martin Dickson has been made deputy editor of the Financial Times. Currently editor of the paper's Lombard column, he replaces Chrystia Freeland, who is to be US managing editor, based in New York. Meanwhile Robert Shrimsley, who writes the daily Notebook column, has been made news editor. They all report to editor Lionel Barber.

Marc Champion is to become The Wall Street Journal Europe deputy bureau chief in Brussels next month.  In addition to continuing his role as chief European diplomatic correspondent, Champion will co-ordinate political, diplomatic and security coverage. He reports to bureau chief Adam Horvath.

Nicola Jeal, editor of The Observer Food Monthly, is to edit the paper's latest monthly lifestyle magazine, Observer Woman, which launches next year. Elsewhere, Alex Clark is to be assistant literary editor on the paper. Currently an editor on The Daily Telegraph's books pages, she will join the Review team and report to literary editor Robert McCrum.

Damian Wild, editor of VNU's Accountancy Age, has been made group editor-in-chief. He is replaced by Gavin Hinks, former deputy editor of the magazine, who is returning to the title after a brief stint at The Independent.

Hairdressers' Journal International has been relaunched. The trade magazine now covers more business news and has new sections on celebrity style and interior design. Editor-in-chief is Jayne Lewis-Orr.

Kevin Smith has joined Gardeners' World magazine as commissioning editor. From January, Alan Titchmarsh will write a column on practical advice for gardening in all seasons. Editor is Adam Pascoe.

Future is to launch Total Kakuro, a magazine about a new Japanese puzzle game which it expects to rival Su Doku. Edited by Philippa Bunch, the title is out on 15 December.

BROADCAST
Cathy Newman is to join Channel 4 News as political correspondent. She replaces Gary Gibbon, who was promoted to political editor following the departure of Elinor Goodman in the summer. Newman, currently chief political correspondent at the Financial Times, starts in January.

Adrian Finighan is to join CNN's London newsroom as an anchor in early 2006. He is currently at the BBC, where he has presented on BBC World, BBC News 24 and BBC Radio 2 over the past ten years. He reports to Nick Wrenn, managing editor of CNN International Europe, Middle East and Africa.

John Suchet is to host Five News from January. He will anchor the 5.30pm and 7pm bulletins on Thursdays and Fridays. Suchet, who used to present ITV's lunchtime and evening bulletins, left ITN earlier this year.

NEW MEDIA
Rob Jones, current editor of Personal Computer World (PCW), is to be editor-in-chief online for VNU's personal technology group. From January his remit will include newsletters and blogs on the web versions of Computeractive, ActiveHome and PCW. He reports to editor-in-chief Dylan Armbrust.

Hellomagazine.com's newly launched health and beauty section is to focus on celebrity-related products and trends in health, fitness, beauty and hair. Editorial is updated daily by contributing writer Joani Walsh.

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