Contact book update

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

Jayne Savva has been appointed as editor of the Daily Record Saturday magazine, replacing Angela Dewar. Savva will remain deputy features editor of the paper.

Sarah Biggs, acting beauty editor at CosmoGirl!, has joined teen title Bliss as beauty editor. She replaces Heidi Schumacher, who has gone to More magazine. Biggs's remit covers make-up, skincare, fragrance and hair and body products.

Anne Ashworth, personal finance editor of The Times, is to oversee the paper's supplement, Bricks and Mortar, as assistant editor of property. She replaces Catherine Riley, who becomes assistant sports editor. Ashworth's deputy, Antonia Senior, will become editor of Weekend Money. Meanwhile, media correspondent Adam Sherwin's remit has expanded to cover new media.

Mark Hedges, editor-in-chief for IPC's Country & Leisure Media magazines, has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the publisher's flagship title in the sector, Country Life. He replaces Clive Aslet, who will become the magazine's editor-at-large in March.

Hachette Filipacchi magazine Real Homes relaunched this week with increased pagination, including an expanded shopping section. The monthly also has new sections on food and recipes, and one called Real Living, which covers products and shopping trends. The editor is Lisa McFarlane.

Jim Holder has taken over as editor of Haymarket's Motorsport News. Previously deputy editor of Autosport, he replaces Tim Bowdler, who has moved to What Car?

Mark Strippel has been made head of music at digital radio station BBC Asian Network. Strippel, also known as hip-hop DJ Marky Mark, broadcasts on the network and on BBC1 Xtra. His emphasis will be on new British Asian artists.

GCap Media has appointed Matt Whyatt as programme controller for Xfm in Manchester. The alternative music station launches
there on 15 March. DJs will include Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, ex-Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and comedian Paul Tonkinson.

NEW MEDIA, a web spin-off from women's glossy Eve, is to launch in March. The site will offer advice to females on car-buying, and content will include finance, gadgets and reviews by women. Information and statistics are to be provided by the website of PRWeek stablemate What Car?. Eve editor is Sara Cremer.

Bloomberg retail reporter Paul Jarvis has taken up the post of editor on the news service's European consumer goods team. His brief includes corporate news. Meanwhile,  Sarah Das, former deputy editor of Moneywise magazine, has joined Bloomberg as an editor on the general assignments desk.

Tim Ross, education correspondent at The Press Association, has launched a blog,, which will cover topics around schools and universities. It also includes podcasts.

Mark Maydon, head of development at The Sun, is to be digital director of daily betting newspaper The Sportsman. Maydon is also a former racing editor of The Sun. The Sportsman is due to launch in the spring.

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