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

Richard Fletcher, City editor at The Sunday Times, is to become deputy business editor at The Daily Telegraph. No date has been set for his arrival.

Chris Barry, deputy business editor of the Manchester Evening News, has been appointed as editor of the section. He will also oversee MEN’s weekly business supplement.

Centaur has unveiled Corporate Adviser, a monthly magazine aimed at financial advisers selling pensions and other products to companies. The editor is Stephanie Spicer.

BBC Magazines is to launch the latest in its line of football specials next week to tie in with June’s World Cup. Match of the Day World Cup 2006 contains listings, player interviews and features. The editor of the title is Garry Martin.

Woman is to be relaunched by IPC Connect next week. The title will have increased pagination and a greater emphasis on home ideas, celebrity, real-life stories and ‘body-confident fashion for real women’. The editor is Jackie Hatton.

Emap Consumer Media this week launched woman’s weekly First. From the same stable as Heat and Closer, it aims to break the 150,000 circulation barrier in 12 months. The editor is ex-Heat man Julian Linley (see
2 Minutes With, right).

Eddy Lawrence has been made music editor of London listings weekly Time Out. Lawrence, who has written for a variety of music titles as a freelancer and staffer, replaces Chris Salmon, who leaves next month to go freelance.

Green Living, a monthly ecological lifestyle title, is to debut next month. Content will include health, fashion, transport and beauty, all with an eco-friendly slant. Aimed at being a ‘light-hearted’ take on environmental issues, there will also be an emphasis on ‘green celebrities’. Produced by Outeredge Publications, the acting editor of the title is Maxine Clarke.

Martin Baccardax has been appointed European news editor at CNBC Europe. Based in London, he will
co-ordinate financial news coverage from the UK and across Europe. Baccardax was previously bonds and currencies editor at Bloomberg. Meanwhile, Bettina Wassener, Frankfurt correspondent of Business Week, has become German news editor at CNBC.

Vanessa Brookman, Five deputy controller of acquisitions, has been promoted to controller. She replaces
Jay Kandola, who left six months ago to join ITV in the same role. Brookman reports to Five director of programmes Dan Chambers.

Institutional Investor magazine has launched The website carries stories from its print version as well as financial news from other sources. Content also includes the Hedge Fund Daily email and a column, Finance 360, which covers news from a variety of market sectors. The site’s managing editor is Rob Veksler. The deputy editor is Kate McGowan.

Helen Shepherd has been appointed web editor of The National Magazine Company’s She will report to Carole Hamilton, editor of You & Your Wedding magazine, and oversee the website’s news and advice on wedding preparations. Shepherd was previously on the features desk of B, which recently ceased publication.

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