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John Bryant, editor-in-chief of Telegraph Group, has become acting editor of The Daily Telegraph following the resignation of editor Martin Newland last week. Meanwhile, Dominic White has been made communication industries editor, while James Moore is financial services editor.

James Mellor is to join The Sunday Telegraph as deputy news editor in January next year. He is currently Daily Mirror deputy news editor.

Sue Delaney has been made deputy editor of B magazine. She replaces Vicki Wilson, who left earlier this year to go freelance. Delaney is currently acting chief sub-editor at Hachette Filipacchi stablemate Elle.

Francesca Babb is to join Red as celebrity editor. Currently a freelance, she recently edited TVhits! and was features editor at All About Soap. She replaces Rosie Nixon, who left in October to become associate editor at Glamour.

Bonnie Turner is joining Now as fashion editor next week from her post as fashion stylist at IPC stablemate Woman.

Vogue executive retail editor Sophie Hedley has been made executive fashion and beauty director of In Style. She joins in January.

James Inverne, performing arts correspondent for Time Europe, is to become editor of classical music magazine Gramophone. He replaces James Jolly, who has been made editor-in-chief.

John McIlroy, former editor of Autosport, has joined Haymarket Publishing's Autocar as associate editor.

PC Plus is relaunching next week. New sections cater for web developers, Linux users, programmers and people searching for greater productivity from their equipment. HelpDesk will cover a greater range of IT problems, and there will be more coverage of national computer fairs. The editor is Ian Robson.

BROADCAST
Business TV channel CNBC is to launch a worldwide two-hour daily news show on 19 December. Replacing Morning Exchange, the
as-yet untitled show will be hosted by Ross Westgate in London from 9am, with other anchors in Singapore and New York. Deputy head of news at CNBC Europe is John Casey.

Alison Sharman, BBC controller of children's programming, is to join ITV as director of factual and daytime television. Meanwhile, Five director of acquisitions Jay Kandola is moving to ITV in the same role.

NEW MEDIA
Politics Today, a website that monitors parliamentary activity, has been launched by The Press Association at politicstoday.press.net.
The site combines news updates with live and archived TV coverage of both houses of Parliament. Subscribers will also receive email alerts. PA's political editor is Jon Smith.

Nuts.co.uk, the website of weekly lads' mag Nuts, has been revamped with new sections including Gear, a guide to the week's DVD, music and game releases. There will also be shopping tips from columnist Abi Titmuss. The online editor is Phil Wallis.

Robert van Loon has been made online director of VNU Business Publications, with a remit to oversee UK online editorial and develop product extensions.

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