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CNBC has appointed Guy Johnson, on-air markets reporter for the channel's Squawk Box Europe programme, as European stocks editor. Johnson also remains in his Squawk Box Europe role, with additional responsibility for equity stories, including sourcing guests and commentators across the channel.

Peter Fritsch has been appointed as bureau chief in Brussels and Germany for The Wall Street Journal Europe, covering European Union political and economic issues for all editions. Fritsch was WSJE's bureau chief for South and South-East Asia for more than three years, and replaces Adam Horv­ath, who has returned to the newspaper in the US.

Money Week web editor John Stepek has been appointed as deputy editor, replacing Annunziata Rees-Mogg, who went freelance in May. The move will see website assistant Mary Whittaker taking on more website work.

Jeannine McAndrew is to edit Move to the Country, a monthly glossy launching next month. The Aceville Publications title covers aspects of rural life including organic produce, recipes and advice on keeping livestock.

Scott Reid, business editor at the Edinburgh Evening News, becomes deputy business editor at The Scotsman on 18 September. Rosemary Gallagher is also to join The Scotsman, as personal finance editor on 28 August. She replaces Jennifer Hill, who moves to Reuters later this month.

Family Circle is to close after 42 years. Its December 2006 issue, on sale 9 November, will be its last edition. Helen Renshaw has just joined the title as deputy editor, and former acting deputy editor Debbie Attewell recently became travel editor.

TalkSport has appointed former The Word presenter Terry Christian and Sky Sports News anchor - and the daughter of footballer Kenny Dalglish, Kelly Dalglish - as presenters for the new football season. Dalglish will front weekly phone-in Kick Off, with Christian co-hosting Saturday afternoon programme Final Whistle. Both presenters begin next week.

This weekend, BBC Asian Network launches Kickin off with Nihal, running every Saturday during the Premiership season from 3-5pm, hosted by the network's DJ Nihal. It will feature football news, interviews with stars, and goal alerts, as well as quirky snippets combining football, style and music. The producer is Deepak Patel.

Emap's London urban music station Kiss 100 FM is relaunching on 6 September, with a new logo and a more
dance-oriented music policy. At the same time, Bristol's Vibe 101 and East Anglia's Vibe FM will be renamed Kiss 101 and Kiss 105-108 respectively, broadcasting local breakfast and drivetime shows and Kiss London content. Station co-ordinator is Julia Finley; Andy Roberts is the group programming director.

IPC Media's Practical Parenting has unveiled, a site covering parenting issues from conception to pre-school. Topics include development, feeding, sleep, health, childcare and work. Exclusive to the site is PP CafĂ© - a virtual meeting place for parents and parents-to-be - and paren­ting and pregnancy blogs. Susie Boone is the editor.

Freelance business and technology writer Ben King is joining Channel 4 News as an online reporter next Wednesday, and will work across all of the channel's online projects.

Adam Marshall is the new managing editor of, heading a department covering international sport with a UK focus. He comes from, where he was editor.

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