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The Daily Telegraph economics editor George Trefgarne is to replace Robert Peston as City editor at The Sunday Telegraph. Peston, who will become the Sunday title’s associate editor, will also contribute a business column.

The Independent on Sunday is to relaunch as a tabloid this weekend. Features include new travel and business sections, while magazines ABC and Sunday Review have been retained. The editor is Tristan Davies.

BBC Magazines title Girl Talk has been repackaged. The fortnightly, aimed at seven to 11-year-old girls, will feature a readers' club and more editorial around CBBC programmes. Monthly spin-off Girl Talk Extra has also been revamped, with each issue focusing on a different theme, such as fashion. The editor of the magazines is Samantha McEvoy.

Michelle Perry has joined Centaur magazine Finance Week as associate editor. Previously a freelance, she is also a former features editor of Accountancy Age.

Forward Group is publishing Transport for London's quarterly A5 magazine London Loop, which is set to debut next month. It will be distributed to 250,000 of the capital's bus and Tube season ticketholders, and will contain real-life reader stories. Forward editorial director is Kath Ludlow.

CFO Europe, the Economist Group magazine for senior financial executives, has relaunched with shorter articles. New sections include In Practice, which will offer practical advice on day-to-day operational issues. The editor-in-chief is Janet Kersnar.

IPC this week unveiled Uncut DVD, a quarterly film spin-off from the music and movies title. The magazine will feature behind-the-scenes stories of classic films, along with reviews and interviews. The editor of both titles is Allan Jones.
 
BROADCAST
ITV is launching a digital, free-to-air, commercial children's channel next February. The as-yet-unnamed channel will show factual shows and animation, and entertainment and pre-school programmes. Broadcasting for 12 hours from 6am, programmes will take the daytime slot on ITV4, which launches next month. Estelle Hughes, editor of CiTV, will oversee the new output.

BBC News 24 sports presenter Chris Hollins is to take over Rob Bonnet's BBC Breakfast role this month, reporting sports news on the weekday show. The editor of BBC Breakfast is David Kermode.

NEW MEDIA
GadgetCandy.com, a technology and lifestyle site aimed at women, has been created by Future Publishing. It will cover everything from MP3 players and mobile phones to home gadgets and video games. Editorial is overseen by James Beechinor-Collins, the editor of Future's T3 magazine.

You & Your Wedding magazine is to roll out youandyourwedding.co.uk next January. The site will offer tips and cover trends and fashion. The editor has yet to be announced. The project is overseen by group publishing director Meribeth Parker.

The Radio Times has launched a TV and film listings service for O2 subscribers. Users can access tailored content, TV and cinema reviews, soap previews and listings for 30 channels. Rebecca Conroy is Radio Times head of new media.

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