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Deputy editor Gareth Morgan has been promoted to editor of the Daily Star Sunday. He replaces Hugh Whittow, who moved to stablemate the Daily Express as deputy to editor Peter Hill.

Charlie English is the new arts editor of The Guardian. He is replaced as editor of music supplement Friday Review by Merope Mills, formerly assistant features editor. Esther Addley has been appointed deputy features editor.

From 17 January, the Financial Times is revamping its Saturday offering, Weekend FT. Chef Rowley Leigh will add to expanded food and wine coverage, while Wallpaper founder Tyler Brule is to write a weekly trend-spotting column.

Ian Cobain, chief reporter on The Times, has been promoted to home editor. He takes over from Graham Paterson, who is overseeing the roll-out of the paper’s newly launched compact edition.

Fran Sheen has been made editor of Hachette Filipacchi’s women’s glossy B. The former deputy editor of More! replaces Gina Johnson, who is working on special projects.

Paul Waugh is to be Whitehall editor of the London Evening Standard. Currently deputy political editor of The Independent, Waugh replaces Joe Murphy, who is to become the Standard’s political editor.

Sunday tabloid The People has launched a weekly free magazine. Take It Easy replaces the paper’s The People Magazine and features fashion, health, cookery, beauty and ‘true life’ stories. Editor is Kerry Parnell.

A monthly lifestyle magazine aimed at 12 to 16-year old boys has been launched by Brighton-based Sorted Communications. Sorted is edited by Martin Klipp, and covers music, computer games, film, sport, the internet, fashion and cars.

Lindsay Cook is the new editorial director of B2B magazine publisher CMPi, whose titles include Travel Trade Gazette and Property Week. Previously group managing editor of Express Newspapers, Cook will work on new and existing products.


Lee Sorrell has been appointed head of investigations at Granada’s ITV1 show Tonight With Trevor MacDonald. Sorrell formerly held the same role across broadcaster LWT’s programmes. He reports to Tonight editor James Goldston.

Gráinne Seoige, currently with Irish broadcaster TV3, is to present nightly bulletins on Sky News Ireland when it launches in spring. She reports to director Mark Deering.

Carlton’s content CEO Rupert Dilnott-Cooper and director of programmes Steve Hewlett are to leave the broadcaster, part of ITV plc. Clive Jones will head the new network’s news division, with Granada’s Mick Desmond in charge of broadcast.

John McCormick, controller of BBC Scotland for the last 11 years, is to retire in April. The search for his successor will begin immediately.


The Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Evening Standard are to be launched as e-editions on a subscription basis by Associated New Media. A new website,, was launched last month. Editorial director is Avril Williams.

Interactive TV business YooMedia has appointed David Docherty as chief executive. The former MD of Telewest Broadband will oversee YooMedia’s gaming and interactive channel content on Sky, cable and Freeview.

Rachel Blackburn is to take up the newly created role of Scottish features editor for Press Association with a brief to expand the news agency’s output of articles to new media customers.

Travel portal Travelocity is relaunching this week to target 25 to 45 year-olds who are well off and who go abroad regularly. Travelocity UK MD is Ned Booth.

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