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The Guardian’s new title for public service managers, Public, has appointed Anna Bawden as staff writer. She has worked for Financial Times Business and Business Week and will report to editor David Walker. Launched this month, Public will be published ten times a year.

Tammy Perry has returned to InStyle magazine to take up her old role of deputy editor after leaving the title a year ago. She recently edited trial issues of Celebrity Living and is a former features director of Loaded. Perry reports to editor Louise Chunn.

The National Magazine Company has recruited former Homes & Gardens editor Matthew Line to work on special projects, heading a new magazine development team. He has most recently been chief executive of the Prince’s Foundation.

Future Publishing launched its first children’s title this week. The Jetix Magazine will carry features and information on TV programmes from Jetix, formerly Fox Kids TV. The editor is Cavan Scott, who is also part of Future’s newly created department to identify kids’ publishing opportunities. Senior editor is Mike Goldsmith.

Weekly magazine Country Life has doubled its property coverage and introduced more emphasis on contemporary design. New features include monthly celebrity column Bright Young People by Olivia Cole and Best of the Best, a guide to luxurious accessories. The title’s editor is Clive Aslet.

Emap Elan editorial director Ian Birch is to be editor of US magazine TV Guide from October. The founder of Closer magazine, he replaces Michael Lafavore. Birch has also been editor-in-chief of Elle magazine and was assistant editor of Smash Hits.

Jealous Nosh Media has launched a quarterly fashion magazine called Chroma – aimed at 18 to 40-year-olds. Content includes global fashion, art, design, architecture and travel. The editor is Paul Coker.

Allergy, a bimonthly magazine tackling the problems of allergies and food intolerance, has been launched nationwide by London-based publisher Ink. Features include latest therapies, real-life stories and contributions from health professionals. Editor is Charmaine Yabsley, a former health editor of the Daily Mail.

TheCarMag, a monthly title for car enthusiasts in Scotland, is set to launch this month. Covering consumer affairs and sport, it is published by McMedia Scotland. The editor is Jim McGill.


Tyler Brule, founder of style magazine Wallpaper*, is to present BBC Four’s 30-minute media show The Desk, launching in January 2005. The programme is produced by Brule’s production firm Winkontent and Manchester-based Moonbeam Films. The executive producer is

Anne Reevell.

The Community Channel has moved to breakfast time on Freeview from 6am-9am. Programmes in the slot include Soap Life, which expands on topical social issues raised by TV soap operas and is presented by Fiona Phillips. Channel controller is Jane Mote.


PC Plus has launched a version of its monthly magazine that is delivered free to java-enabled mobile phones. Called PC Plus – mobile edition, it contains a sampler of that month’s title, covering computing news, reviews and technology. Ian Robson is editor of PC Plus.

Robert Harvey has been made editor of, a website aimed at senior businesspeople and politicians that aims to forecast and analyse the impact of major world events on the global economy and politics. Editorial director is ex-editor of The Observer, Jonathan Fenby.

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