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Jim Gillespie has been appointed features editor of the Daily Mail. He replaces Liz Hunt, now assistant editor, features, at The Daily Telegraph. Gillespie's post as editor of the Mail on Sunday's Review section has been taken by his former deputy, George Thwaites.

Jonathan Brown has been made assistant editor, news, at weekly celebrity gossip magazine New! He was previously freelance and prior to that worked at Emap's now-defunct pop title Smash Hits.

The Observer is to launch a supplement, called Property, this Sunday (26 March). It is to be published five times a year, with two editions in May followed by editions later in the year. The editor
is Jill Insley.
US poker magazine Bluff has launched in the UK. Bluff Europe bills itself as a monthly lifestyle magazine for poker players, containing news and tips on the game. Editor-in-chief is Michael Caselli and features editor is Philip Conneller.

Travel magazine Wanderlust has appointed Dan Linstead as editor. He replaces Lyn Hughes, who is now editor-in-chief and publisher. Linstead was previously editor at BMI inflight magazine Voyager. Wanderlust production editor Sarah Baxter has been promoted to deputy editor.

Property magazine Moving Manchester (MM) is to absorb Manchester's lifestyle title Directory Magazine on 3 April. The new-look MM will cover property, residential development, fashion, interiors, restaurants, bars, art, architecture, retail, music and motoring. Editor Vikki Harris will continue on a consultancy basis, with a new editor appointed in the next few months.

Mark Wray has been appointed editor of Stephen Nolan's new thrice-weekly show on BBC Radio Five Live. Nolan, who currently hosts a news and comment programme on Saturday nights, will also air on Fridays and Sundays from 5 May. It will be produced by BBC News in Manchester.

Fiona Keenaghan has been promoted to editor of ITV1's Tonight With Trevor McDonald. Currently deputy editor of the current affairs show, Keenaghan will take up the post in May. She replaces Jeff Anderson, recently appointed controller of current affairs and documentaries for ITV.

James Montgomery has been appointed editor of He replaces Simon Targett, who took up the post less than a year ago. Montgomery is to return from the US, where he is news editor for the paper, this month. He will report to Financial Times editor Lionel Barber. Targett will become editor of the FT's special supplements and reports.

The Press Association has promoted Robert Freeman to head of multimedia. Currently deputy editor, he replaces Asha Oberoi, who has moved to the Telegraph Group. Freeman joined PA last year (PRWeek, 2 September 2005) and will now oversee products including news bulletins, podcasts and bespoke content across all digital video platforms.

Alex Green has been made director of digital publishing at Johnston Press, which owns The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. Green has previously worked at News International and Virgin, and joins Johnston next month.

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