Contact book update

Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media.

Richard Siddle has started as editor of trade newspaper Travel Weekly, published by Reed Business Information. He replaces Martin Lane, who has moved to Australia (PRWeek, 27 October 2005). Siddle was previously group managing editor of Independent Retail News.

Supernanny, a parenting magazine based on the Channel 4 TV programme, will launch in March. Editorial will include health, food, holidays and play. The title will be published by Brooklands Group. The editor is Stuart Watt.

Hachette Filipacchi's Sugar, the monthly glossy for teenage girls, has relaunched in handbag size. Its LadMag section will now be a supplement. The editor is Annabel Brog.

Fabian Cotter has been appointed editor of Golf+, the IPC Country & Leisure Media magazine for VW and SEAT enthusiasts. Cotter previously worked on Australian Consolidated Press motoring titles such as Speed, 2DMax and Wheels.

Mike Lowe, former editor of the Bristol Evening Post, is to edit Cotswold Life magazine. The lifestyle title is published by Archant Life.

James Moore, financial services editor of The Daily Telegraph, will join start-up newspaper The Sportsman as gaming editor. Due to launch in March, it will cover gambling across a variety of sectors. The editor-in-chief is Charlie Methven.

Tanya Bird has been made editor of Incisive Media's monthly magazine International Investment, replacing Dylan Emery.
She was previously news editor at the publisher's Mortgage Solutions.

Mike Dodd, deputy editor of Media Lawyer, has been promoted to editor of the bimonthly journal. He replaces founder Tom Welsh, who has stepped down.

Recycling magazine Local Authority Waste & Environment is set to be relaunched as Local Authority Waste & Recycling, with expanded news and features sections. The editor is Maxine Perella.

BBC Asian Network is revamping its schedule in the spring. Morning phone-in host Sonia Deol will take over the three-hour breakfast programme from 6am. Deol is replaced by Anita Rani. Nikki Bedi, currently in the 4pm drivetime slot, will present the weekday afternoon show. The controller is Bob Shennan.
Alan Brown is to return to the BBC as factual entertainment editor next month. He has been head of factual and comedy entertainment at production company TalkbackThames for the past year. He reports to David Mortimer, creative head, factual entertainment.

Rob Minto has been appointed as interactive web editor at the Financial Times. His remit in the newly created post will be to develop blogs, podcasts, discussions and forums on He reports to editor Simon Targett., a website for people who wish to take into account the environmental impact of their travels, has launched.  Editorial content will deal with topics such as GM foods and climate change. The editor is Electra Gillies.

John McIlroy has been promoted to editor of, which will relaunch in spring. News and feature content on the site is to be expanded. McIlroy was formerly associate editor on the magazine version.

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