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Mike Gilson has joined The Scotsman as editor. He was previously editor of Portsmouth's The News.

City AM editor David Parsley is taking time off to care for his wife, who has been diagnosed with cancer. He will continue to write features and interviews for the paper, while deputy editor Claire Oldfield will take over at the newspaper in his absence.

Paul Revoir is leaving Broadcast magazine to join the Daily Mail. Although his new job title is yet to be confirmed, he will cover broadcast and media news from 16 October.

Children's magazine publisher Attic Media Network is to launch a UK edition of National Geographic Kids. It will be aimed at six to 14-year-olds with content including science, technology, world events, history, quizzes, competitions and reviews. The editor of the magazine is Lauren Jarvis, formerly of Sugar and Bliss.

Financial Times luxury-lifestyle magazine How To Spend It is to launch a weekday edition on 13 October. The ‘Bonus Issue' will be distributed worldwide on a quarterly basis, covering topics including ‘gym culture', office style and long-haul travel. The editor is Gillian de Bono.

IPC's Ideal Home has relaunched with a more contemporary look for its November issue. It has a clearer layout with greater use of photography, and features more shopping pages, readers' homes and home makeovers. The editor is Susan Rose.

Corrie Jackson has been appointed as features editor of Condé Nast's Glamour, starting on 30 October. She is commissioning editor at Grazia and has previously worked on the Daily Mail as part of the Femail team. She replaces Jade Beer, who has been promoted to deputy editor.


Sky News is to provide the Times Online TV with video content. Website users will now be able to view headlines, showbiz and weather video clips. Steve Bennedik is the editor of Sky News Networked Media. Matt Walsh is multi-media editor for The Times Online.

NEW MEDIA has launched a political blog called Commons Confidential. It aims to provide a daily round-up of stories from Westminster. Political editor George Jones will oversee contributors such as Toby Helm and Graeme Wilson (see Media Analysis).

Radio Times Online is launching a weekly guide to the best video and audio content on the web, badged Watch This Space. The guide will discuss offerings from sites such as YouTube, Google Video and iFilm. Two blogs have been introduced, called Why We Watch and The Best. The editor-in-chief is Duncan Swain.

Pheobe Frangoul has been made editor of from 12 October. Previously a fashion writer at, she replaces Carla Bevan, who left to become editor of Marie Claire's online offering.

Nursing Times has relaunched its website alongside a redesigned magazine. The website will now include extra information. The editor is Rachel Downey.

Compiled by Kate Magee E & sponsored by PR Newswire

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