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Wall Street Journal Europe has appointed Emily Nelson as deputy to London bureau chief Paul Beckett. Nelson, who is moving to London from the WSJ in New York, will also have the role of pan-European media and marketing editor.

The business section of The Sunday Telegraph is to carry a new column from online financial news provider, which was founded by former Financial Times writer Hugo Dixon.

Scotland on Sunday has made three hires: Daily Mail writer Kate Foster becomes home affairs editor; Daily Express writer Eilidh MacAskill becomes Spectrum editor; and Sunday Herald’s Iain Morrison becomes rugby writer.

In Style has signed Kate O’Donnell as senior editor, responsible for the At Home and Lifestyle sections. She will also oversee all design-related features. O’Donnell has been a writer on Vogue for the last ten years.

Cedar Communications has launched Tesco Magazine, a bimonthly customer title for the supermarket group. Editorial will be a mix of lifestyle, food, fashion and money sections, edited by Carol Bronze.

All Out Cricket is to hit the news stands in April. Edited by Andy Afford, the magazine was previously available quarterly to subscribers but is to be published ten times a year with a lifestyle focus.

Sports newspaper Sport First has been renamed Football First to emphasise its concentration on soccer. Mike Parry, who has a radio show on TalkSport, is to write a new column. Editorial director is Chris Mann.

The BBC’s Good Homes magazine is to relaunch from 1 April under editor Lisa Allen. The magazine will have 32 additional editorial pages and an increase in its core property and decorating content.

Emma Hawes has joined More in the newly created role of real life editor. She joins the Emap fortnightly from INS News Group, where she was a feature writer.


Mark Easton, home and social affairs editor at Channel 4 News, has been made home editor of BBC News, covering public policy including welfare, health and education. He will take up the post on 19 April.

Deborah Rayner has been made senior foreign editor of Channel 4 News. She is currently commissioning editor of the bulletin. Meanwhile, The Observer economics correspondent Faisal Islam is joining the news programme as business reporter in May.

Julian Bailey is to edit BBC Radio Five Live’s weekly business programme Weekend Business. Presented by BBC News business editor Jeff Randall and economics correspondent Jenny Scott, the show starts on 28 March.

Meirion Davies is to become S4C’s commissioning editor of entertainment and events as part of a reshuffle at the broadcaster. Factual entertainment will be headed by Nici Beech.


Edward Humphrey is joining Flextech Television as an executive producer at its interactive programming unit. He was formerly interactive commissioning producer for ITV and will report to Simon Gunning, controller of interactive programming.

Associated New Media has launched a property website for buyers and vendors, Online manager is Angela Krzyzanowska. has launched an SMS reminder service for TV viewers.

New media editor is Duncan Swain.

Marc Mustard has been hired by The Press Association as motoring writer to supply Mustard reports to PA motoring editor Mike Collier.

Virgin Group is to launch an online gambling portal,, in June. The site will be overseen by Simon Burridge, chairman of Virgin Games.

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