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David Bond has been made executive sports editor at the London Evening Standard. Formerly at The Sunday Times, he reports to sports editor Martin Chilton.

Ben Brogan is to become Whitehall editor of the Daily Mail. Previously political correspondent at The Daily Telegraph, he is to join the Mail later this year and will report to political editor David Hughes.

Tom Newton Dunn has been appointed defence editor of The Sun. Formerly defence correspondent at the Daily Mirror, he will report to editor Rebekah Wade.

Neil Boorman has been hired to write a column on club culture, called Devil’s Dandruff, in The Guardian’s Guide. Boorman was editor of Sleaze, the style magazine that closed last week.

Rhoda Parry, editor of IPC’s 25 Beautiful Homes, has been made editor of the same publisher’s Country Homes And Interiors. She is replaced by John Smigielski, who is also editor of spin-offs 25 Beautiful Kitchens and 25 Beautiful Gardens.

Future Publishing rock magazine Metal Hammer has appointed Jamie Hibbard as editor. He takes over from Chris Ingham, who is now associate publisher of Future’s London music titles.

The magazine of the Lawn Tennis Association, Ace, has relaunched for the start of the tennis season with a redesign from A4 to a slightly larger format. The editor is Nigel Billen.

Matthew Engel has joined the Financial Times as a sports writer. A former editor of cricket bible Wisden, Engel will report to sports editor David Owen.

Sarra Manning has been made acting editor of What To Wear, BBC Magazines’ new quarterly glossy. She will take over on 14 June from the launch editor, Lucy Dunn.

Style magazine Arena is producing a monthly guide to events around the UK, called Beck’s Agenda. Sponsored by beer brand Beck’s, it will cover music, retail, exhibitions and fashion. Arena editor-in-chief is Anthony Noguera.


Scottish Press Association news editor Iain Duff will be the primary editorial contact following the departure of editor Christine Jardine after two years in the role. PA editor is Jonathan Grun.

The BBC’s interactive coverage of the Glastonbury Festival will include additional TV, online and mobile services from 10pm each night of the weekend event, starting on 25 June. Ashley Highfield is director of new media.

Peter Bale has been appointed Times Online’s first editorial director. The former Reuters journalist and senior editor of starts next week. The site offers unique content as well as material from The Times and The Sunday Times. It launched in 2001.

Thomas Cook this week launched a travel website,, which offers live information for independent travellers on what is available in all categories, from budget to luxury. The site’s managing director is Andy Tidy.


Laurence King has been made head of speech and content at Kerrang! radio, launching next week. Other appointments to its team include Caroline Beavon as breakfast editor, Ian Powell as sports editor and Chris Hill as weekend editor.

TalkSport’s weekday 4pm drivetime slot, Kinghorn and Cascarino, has been renamed The Game. The three-hour show, presented by Patrick Kinghorn and Tony Cascarino, is now sponsored by The Times, which publishes a Monday football section, The Game.

The Community Channel, which features charity sector programmes, has relaunched on Sky’s channel 585 among news and documentary channels to give charities’ news stories a wider audience. The controller is Jane Mote.

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