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The Wall Street Journal has appointed Emily Nelson as its London bureau chief. She was previously deputy bureau chief in London and succeeds Paul Beckett, who moved to New Delhi earlier this year to become chief of the Journal's South and South-East Asia Bureau.

Nick Watt, formerly Euro­pean editor at The Guardian, has joined The Observer as political editor covering Gaby Hinsliff's maternity leave. Former health correspondent Jo Revill is the new Whitehall editor and chief political correspondent Ned Temko is now religious affairs correspondent.

Robert Johnston has joined Esquire in the new role of style and business editor. He was previously the US editor of Wallpaper*.

Former Evening Standard crime reporter Richard Edwards has joined The Daily Telegraph as a reporter. He has been replaced by Rob Singh, previously a reporter at London Lite and the Evening Standard.

Plastique magazine has launched, targeting young men and women who are ‘style and fashion conscious'. Brylie Fowler is editor-in-chief of the independently published quarterly.

Ben Ross, previously special projects editor, has been appointed travel editor of The Independent. He will still have responsibility for special projects. He replaces Lucy Gilmore, who is now freelancing.

Simon Goodley, who has been editing the City Diary at The Daily Telegraph temporarily, is to take on the position full time. He replaces Sophie Brodie, who now covers property, utilities, law firms and accountancy practices for the paper. Goodley is also covering sports business for the City desk as well as writing a Monday column that replaces Andrew Cave's City Life. Cave still writes for the paper on a freelance basis.

A magazine for private-jet travellers has been launched by Cities Publishing. Jet will initially be published quarterly and will be available at selected airports. Matt Guarente is editor.

Lori Miles has joined Cedar Communications in the new role of editor-in-chief. She was previously freelancing at contract publisher News Magazines.


Ian Camfield is the new presenter of XFM's Drivetime Show, broadcast Monday to Friday, 4-7pm. He will continue to work on The Rock Show, on Sundays from 10pm. Camfield replaces Richard Bacon, who quit the post earlier this month.

BBC's 1Xtra has hired Max to front its weekday lunchtime show from 7 May, replacing current presenter Nesha.


Melissa Dick, formerly fashion director at, has joined as editor. She replaces acting editor Sarah Pyper. Also, Laurelle Gilbert, formerly fashion news editor at New Woman, has joined the website as fashion and celebrity editor. Dick's replacement at has yet to be decided.

Ben Bland, formerly ­stock-market reporter at Dow Jones Newswire, has joined The Daily Telegraph as online business reporter. He replaces Stephen Seawright, who is now working on the economic affairs committee at the House of Lords.


Compiled by Kate Magee E & sponsored by PR Newswire

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