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Peter Charlton has taken over as editor of the Yorkshire Post. He formerly edited a Johnston Press stablemate, the Sheffield Star, for 12 years and replaces Rachael Campey, who resigned after 18 months in the role.

Caspian Customer Publishing is to publish the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants monthly title Financial Management on a three-year contract and has extended its deal to produce the CBI’s Business Voice until 2010. Group editor is Matthew Rock.

Bliss deputy editor Annabel Brog will join Hachette Filipacchi as editor of Sugar next month. Reporting to general manager Julie Harris, Brog replaces Nick Chalmers, who is working on a new magazine idea.

Crimson Publishing’s PLC Director Magazine relaunched this week with new interview and appointment sections. Edited by Trevor Clawson, the title’s frequency will be upped from every other month to monthly next year.

The Sunday Herald has combined its Seven Days and Review sections into a new magazine, Seven Days. Meanwhile, news editor David Milne and sports editor David Dick have been promoted to deputy editors of the paper, both reporting to editor Richard Walker.

The National Magazine Company has launched Reveal, a weekly glossy

for women. Editorial includes celebrity news, beauty and real-life stories. Editor is Sarah Edwards while celebrity editor is Sally Eyden.

The Western Mail has relaunched as a compact-sized paper and has introduced new sections, including Health Wales, and an expanded golf section. Editor is Alan Edmunds.

Kamal Ahmed, political editor of The Observer, is to become executive editor of news. Ahmed joined the paper four years ago after stints at The Guardian and Scotland on Sunday. Editor is Roger Alton.

Bent, the free gay title, is to relaunch from its November issue with an expanded news section. It will be overseen by head of news Adrian Gillan, who reports to editor Chris Amos.

Colin Hancock is to become editor of BBC Radio 4’s The World at One and The World This Weekend. Currently BBC 3 editor of news, he will work with Peter Rippon, editor of Radio 4’s PM and Broadcasting House.

Sky News reporter Rachel Amatt is to move to Channel 4 News in November. Based in Leeds, she will work for the midday and evening bulletins and report to editor Jim Gray.

Vanessa Feltz is to present a daily chatshow on ITV1, six years after her last broadcast for the channel. Trisha Goodard, who presented a similar programme for ITV, announced her move to Five last week.

Paul Mortimer is to move to Discovery UK as head of broadcast strategy and planning. He was previously in a similar role at Five and will work with creative manager Lester Mordue, former head of Sky’s music channels.

Time Europe magazine editor Eric Pooley is overseeing the website while a replacement is sought for previous online editor Bobby Ghosh, who has moved to Time Asia after two years in the role (PRWeek, 8 October).

Breakfast-show broadcaster GMTV is to launch a downloadable mobile portal in 2005 that will give subscribers mobile access to editorial, including video content from the GMTV programme. GMTV head of interactive is Nog Sawdon.

News and financial information provider Reuters is to target consumers with Reuters Channel, a video news service that can be accessed by home users. Chris Aherne, head of media, will oversee the launch of the service.

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