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Tonic, a magazine for women aged 30 to 55, is to launch at the end of the month. Editorial includes health, beauty, fashion, fitness, food and drink. The editor of the publication is Emily Hamilton.

Victoria Harper is to join weekly women's magazine Grazia as assistant editor of features. Currently deputy editor of Red, she will join the Emap title next month.

The first issue of News International weekly Love It! is out next month. Aimed at young women, it is edited by Karen Pasquali-Jones, former features editor of That's Life.

Raju Narisetti has been made deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal. Overseeing coverage from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, he retains his job as editor of Wall Street Journal Europe.

Henry Tricks has been appointed capital markets editor of The Economist. He was formerly senior corporate reporter at the Financial Times.

Justin Pearse, features editor of New Media Age, is to replace Yinka Adegoke as news editor and deputy editor. Business editor Dominic Dudley will take up Pearse's role. Adegoke is moving to Reuters.

Freesheet Rag is to launch during February's London Fashion Week. Editorial will comprise fashion news, features and photoshoots. The editor is Kay Barron.

BROADCAST
Andrew Thompson is to become Channel 4 head of sport. Formerly BBC head of new media development and sports news, he succeeds David Kerr, who quit last summer.

Capital Radio relaunched this week with Chris Brooks taking over a four-hour weekday afternoon slot and Paul Gillies hosting an evening show. Richard Bacon's drivetime slot has been moved to 5pm.

The BBC has appointed Mirella Breda as executive producer for factual features and entertainment. Anne Morrison, BBC controller of documentaries and contemporary factual, is to become controller of network production.

Richard Woolfe, director of television at Flextech's LivingTV, is to become director of programmes for Sky One, Two and Three. Woolfe starts at the three BSkyB entertainment channels in April.
Reporting to Sky Networks managing director Dawn Airey, he replaces James Baker, who has become MD of Sky Interactive.

NEW MEDIA
Justin Wastnage has taken up the newly created post of web editor at airline business magazine Flight International. He will be responsible for content on flightinternational.com.

Science and technology magazine BBC Focus is to launch a podcast trial next week. Available to download from bbcfocusmagazine.com, they will consist of gadget reviews, news, interviews with experts, and discussions about features in the magazine. The podcasts will be hosted by magazine editor Paul Parsons.

Rory Reid has been made PC editor at Cnet.co.uk. Previously a staff writer at Personal Computer World, he will oversee PC hardware and software editorial on the site.

A website for the water and sewage industries, wateractive.co.uk, has launched alongside a monthly publication, Water Active. Both are edited by Phil Alsop.

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