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Damian Reece, City editor of The Independent, is to join The Daily Telegraph business desk, where he will cover investment banks and brokers. Reece was assistant City editor at The Sunday Telegraph before joining the Indy two years ago. Neither Reece’s job title nor start date have been confirmed.

The Financial Times has appointed Simon London as management editor, overseeing a weekly column on management and technology. Meanwhile, from 1 November, FT analysis editor James Wilson will be the paper's Manchester-based northern correspondent.

Judy McGuire, editor of News of the World's Sunday Magazine for the past ten years, has been made editorial director of News International's magazine division. It already publishes The Sunday Times' Travel Magazine and is reported to be launching four weekly consumer titles.

She magazine has been relaunched this week. The National Magazine Company monthly will have a new section that leads readers step-by-step through an interiors or culinary project. Editor is Matthew Line.

Natasha Poliszczuk started at Condé Nast's Easy Living magazine this week in the newly created position of senior editor.  Previously at In Style and Elle, she will work with features editor Lisa Markwell with a remit to secure celebrity interviews.

Trinity Mirror's Birmingham Evening Mail has been renamed the Birmingham Mail. From this week it has a Monday sport pull-out
plus new eight-page sections on shopping (Monday), family life (Tuesday) and travel (Wednesday).Editor is Steve Dyson.

Practical Parenting has a new fashion and beauty section and expanded pregnancy editorial as part of a wider lifestyle focus.
 The IPC title also has more real-life stories for mothers, and celebrity features. The editor is Mara Lee.

Lauren Laverne is to take over the breakfast show on alternative music station Xfm. She replaces Christian O'Connell,who is moving to Virgin Radio. Laverne has already hosted Xfm's drivetime and Saturday morning slots.

David Jordan is to replace Stephen Whittle as the BBC's controller, editorial policy. Currently chief adviser (politics) at the corporation, Jordan takes up his post on 16 December, when Whittle retires.
Jordan edited flagship political programme On the Record for 11 years.

Presenter Iain Lee is moving from his current late-night weekend slot on LBC 93.7FM to the weekday drivetime show. At the same time, comedienne Jenny Eclair joins the weekend roster on the Chrysalis Radio-owned station. In January, Anna Raeburn is to present the three-hour weekday lunchtime slot from 1pm.

Student channel SubTV is to launch a website,, in November. The company, which broadcasts to more than 100 universities, is also developing an interactive poker site for students with gaming specialist Bluestar Communications. SubTV creative director John Kingdon is in charge of the site.

BT is to launch a set-top box allowing users to download programmes such as news and films over broadband-enabled internet. The service will be overseen by Andrew Burke, chief executive of BT Entertainment, and is expected to start in summer 2006.

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