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Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media

PRESS
The Financial Times has made financial editor Andrew Hill its City and Lombard editor. From September he will take over from Dan Roberts, who is to be City editor of The Sunday Telegraph . Meanwhile, FT assistant news editor Tony Major has become financial news editor.

Ian MacGregor, deputy editor of London's Evening Standard, has been made joint deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph. He replaces Neil Darbyshire, who is moving to another senior role. The editor-in-chief is John Bryant.

Bernie Herlihy is to be the editor of Good Homes magazine. She is currently editing BBC Magazines stablemate Homes & Antiques, which relocates from London to Bristol this month. She will report to group editorial director Nicholas Brett.

Pure Cheshire, a bimonthly magazine covering the county's celebrities, interiors, food, fashion, places and property, has launched. Aimed at an ‘aspirational' readership, it complements Archant Life's Cheshire Life. Louise Taylor is the editor.

Hachette Filipacchi launched biannual fashion magazine Elle Collections this week. It will include catwalk fashions from international autumn/winter and spring/summer collections. Editor-in-chief is Lorraine Candy.

PSM3, a magazine devoted to the forthcoming PlayStation 3 games console, is to launch next month. Editorial will include a how-to section called Extended Play. There will also be reviews of new releases for PlayStation's previous two incarnations.

Dan Griffiths is the editor.

Catherine Westwood, fashion editor of Bella, has been made editor of IPC SouthBank's bimonthly  Wedding and Wedding Flowers. She was previously fashion editor of The Sun.

BROADCAST
Mike Walsh, former head of music for GCap North, has been made Xfm's network head of music. In the newly created post he will oversee music policy at Xfm's trio of stations in London, Manchester and Scotland.

Anna Carragher, controller of BBC Northern Ireland, is to retire in October. No replacement has been announced. Carragher has been with the corporation since 1970.

NEW MEDIA
Anne Spackman, managing editor of The Times, has been made editor-in-chief of The Times Online. Meanwhile Richard Caseby, currently The Sunday Times managing editor, is to become The Times Online's assistant editor. Editorial director Peter Bale has been made editorial director of digital strategy.

John Angeli, duty editor on the BBC's network news desk at Westminster, has been appointed to the newly created position of editor, multimedia, at The Press Association. He was previously editor of interactive TV and broadband at BBC News. Angeli's remit will be to oversee PA's multimedia output. He reports to PA editor Jonathan Grun.

Entrepreneurs' magazine Real Business is to launch  Realbusiness.co.uk, featuring an interactive forum for owner-directors. Editorial will include news alerts about entrepreneurial issues, as well as video clips, polls, blogs and how-to guides. The print title is to relaunch in September in handbag-sized format. Editor is Adam Leyland.

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