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PRESS

Will Lewis, formerly MD (editorial) of the Telegraph Group, has been made editor of The Daily Telegraph. He replaces John Bryant, acting editor since November 2005 when Martin Newland left. Bryant will remain as
editor-in-chief.

Michael Leese has left as deputy news editor of the Evening Standard to become news editor of sister freesheet London Lite. The editor is Martin Clarke.

The Sunday Times (Scotland) has promoted Carlos Alba from deputy editor to editor, Camillo Fracassini from news editor to deputy editor, and Jason Allardyce from assistant editor to associate editor. Les Snowdon is leaving to edit Scotland on Sunday.

Severin Carrell has joined The Guardian as Scotland correspondent, based in Edinburgh. Carrell was previously an investigative reporter at The Independent on Sunday.

Colin Kennedy, editor-in-chief of Emap's Empire magazine, has become Emap's digital creative director. Mark Dinning, previously editor of Total Film, has taken over as Empire editor.

Siobhan Kennedy is to join The Times in the new role of M&A correspondent. Kennedy, who is senior M&A and investment banking correspondent at Reuters, joins in December. A replacement is being sought at Reuters.

Anthem Publishing is to launch a bimonthly magazine dedicated to Italian food and drink on 16 ­November.

High-profile Italian chefs such as Aldo Zilli, ­Ursula Ferrigno and Valentina Harris will contribute to the magazine. ­The editorial director is Paul Pettengale

Emap Active has launched Digital Living magazine, aimed at men aged 30-plus who are interested in consumer electronics. The editor is Bruce Black.

BROADCAST

BBC Radio Bristol has announced that John Turner, presenter of the station's mid-morning and lunchtime shows, is to present the breakfast show from 23 October. Dave Barrett is to present the 9am-noon slot. The Zone, airing between 1am and 6am at weekends, will launch next year. Nigel Dando is senior correspon­dent. Managing editor is Tim Pemberton.

Ben Phillis, head of channel distribution at British Eurosport, has been poached by UKTV for the new position of head of business development.

NEW MEDIA

The website of Country Living, will be relaunched on 16 October. The expanded content will include nature, travel, eco-living, interiors, gardening, smallholding, property, rural issues, rural business and food. Web editor is Claire Mitchell.

Emma Ann Hughes has joined Personnel Today as online news editor. Previously chief reporter at Financial Advisor, she replaces Mike Berry who has been promoted to news editor at the magazine.

Noozz.com, which covers business and investment in the Middle East, has launched NoozzVIEW -commentary and analysis of political and economic developments. Christopher Walker, former Middle East correspondent at The Times and Sky News commentator, and Derek Brown, former Middle East correspondent at The Guardian, will contribute.

Compiled by Kate Magee E kate.magee@haynet.com & sponsored by PR Newswire

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