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Financial Times investment editor Philip Coggan is to join The Economist to edit commentary column Buttonwood. He had held various roles at the FT.

Planet 4x4, a monthly title for ‘everyday’ 4x4 drivers, has been launched by publisher Waterways World. Editorial includes reviews. Alan Kidd, who edits stablemate Total Off-Road magazine, will also edit the new title.

Sublime, which bills itself as an international ‘ethical lifestyle’ magazine, is to launch in September. The title, containing music, art, fashion, architecture, travel and food, has had a presence online for two years at Its editors include Clare Dowdy and Jenny Page.

Sara Buenfeld, editor of BBC Magazines’ Easy Cook, has been appointed food director of stablemate Good Food. She will retain both roles, although Sarah Giles has been made cookery editor of Easy Cook to provide extra editorial support.

Damian Kavanagh, head of planning and scheduling for BBC Three, has been appointed independent commissioning executive and head of scheduling for CBBC and CBeebies. As well as working with CBBC creative director Anne Gilchrist, Kavanagh will oversee children’s output on BBC1 and BBC2.

Michael Ware, Baghdad bureau chief of Time magazine, has been made international correspondent for CNN. Based in the Iraqi capital, his remit will be to provide news reports and analysis across the broadcaster’s network. He reports to Tony Maddox, senior vice-president of international newsgathering. Ware began writing for Time in 2001.

Liliane Landor has been made editor of BBC World Service’s news and current affairs. She replaces Mary Hockaday, who has become deputy head of BBC Radio News (PRWeek, 21 April).

NEW MEDIA has started a video service, Times Online TV, which includes news clips and movie news. The site plans to develop original content and has also launched a lifestyle-focused e-zine. Called Select, it takes features from the weekday and Sunday print versions. Peter Bale is editorial director of Times Online.

An online parenting magazine,, is to launch on 21 June. Technology will allow users to ‘turn’ pages online and watch video features. Aimed at working mothers, it will carry editorial on pregnancy, birth and young children. The site is a joint venture between Zero5 and Ideal Shopping Direct.  Its editor is Melissa Murphy. has made its online debut.

From the same stable as female lifestyle portal, it is aimed at women who juggle career and children. Editorial includes fashion, beauty, parenting, home, recipes and health. The editor is Bernadette Fallon.

Women’s sex magazine Scarlet has launched a free weekly email. Sent out on Tuesdays, the Scarlet Letter is a mix of items on gossip, fashion, men and sex. The title is also planning to make content available on mobile phones. The editor is Sarah Hedley. is running a World Cup-themed podcast. The daily updates focus on team and tournament news. The editor is Steve Purcell.

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