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Press
Stefano Hatfield is to edit News International's thelondonpaper - the daily free afternoon newspaper launching on 18 September. Other staff include deputy editor Bridget Harrison, associate editor (features) Dominic Midgley, news editor Paul Baldwin, arts and entertainment editor Lottie Moggach, and online editor James Law. Bliss fashion editor Carrie Gorman is also poised to join the magazine, as style and shopping editor.

Monthly B2B travel magazine Destination UK launched this week, with the aim of promoting Britain as a holiday destination. The magazine will feature news, events and analysis on both domestic and inbound travel. Andrew Harrod is the editor.

BBC Worldwide's Good Food has relaunched. The October issue, out next month, will feature a redesigned logo and more recipes. The editor is Gillian Carter.

Daily Mail chief City correspondent Lucy Farndon will replace deputy City editor Ruth Sunderland when she joins The Observer as business editor in the autumn. Sunderland's move will also see City news editor Ian Lyall taking on additional features responsibilities.

Former Time Out Carnival Guide editor Paul McKenzie has replaced Simon Das as editor of music publication Touch. He has promised to widen the magazine's appeal beyond its hip-hop rootsand add more lifestyle features. Jessica Philips also joins, as deputy editor, replacing Chris Blenkarn, who is now website content editor. Assistant deputy editor Saj Ismael becomes features editor.

Dan Davies, formerly deputy editor of Jack, has replaced Tim Lewis as deputy editor of Esquire.

Broadcast
Fi Glover will replace the late John Peel as host of the 9am to 10am Saturday morning slot on Radio 4, starting in September.

Richard Bacon this week started as presenter of Xfm's drivetime show, swapping with Lucio, who has moved to present Bacon's former drivetime show at fellow GCap Media Group station Capital FM. The producers are Kerry Reece for Capital and Paul Raffaelli for Xfm.

New Media
Car magazine is relaunching its website and plans to break more news online, while the magazine will concentrate more on opinion and photography. The editor is Jason Barlow. Meanwhile, Colin Overland, previously chief sub-editor at Car, has been appointed editor of 4Car, Channel 4's online motoring magazine. He replaces Gavin Conway.

Ben Davies has joined The New Statesman as web editor, ahead of the relaunch of their website during the Labour party conference in September. Davies was previously a political reporter at BBC News Online. Changes planned include additional content such as blogs and forums, as well as articles catering for specific reader groups, such as students.

This week, IPC launched nowmagazine.co.uk, an online portal with showbiz gossip from the UK and the US, as well as fashion and beauty, horoscopes and competitions based on celebrities. There is also a section called Celebrity Bites, where readers can find their star's favourite recipes. The editor is Beverley Watts.

Time Out has ramped up its online offering with the launch of its first podcast this week. Online film editor Chris Tilly is responsible for the podcast, which features a discussion of new release Miami Vice, as well as audio clips from the trailer and film. Tilly expects to produce two podcasts a month, featuring blockbusters and smaller films, and interviews with actors and directors.

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