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Jim McLean has taken the reins as deputy news editor on the business desk of The Times. He was formerly assistant business editor on the Evening Standard.

Victoria Heath is to move from the role of assistant editor to become the editor of Caravan magazine, replacing Steve Rowe.

Ali Harris is to become deputy features editor at Glamour, starting on 11 June. Meanwhile, Sarah Tomczack takes on the role of entertainment editor, while acting beauty assistant Tammy Tinker has been appointed to the post on a permanent basis.

Helen Roberts is the new deputy features editor of Look magazine. She previously worked as real-life editor for More magazine.

Richard Vize, editor of Local Government Chronicle, is to become acting editor of Health Service Journal. LGC’s deputy editor Nina Lovelace becomes acting editor in Vize’s absence. LGC news editor Rebecca Evans will be joining Vize on HSJ and Nick Golding will step into her shoes as acting news editor at LGC.

Helen Crump has been appointed deputy news editor on Building Design. She moves from Pulse, where she was senior reporter.

FT Business has launched Mortgage Adviser maga­zine. The editor is Emma Ann Hughes, who is joined by features writer Catherine Couch.

Ceri Thomas has become editor of Gardening Which magazine. Thomas has been a gardening journalist for the past ten years, previously working as editor of Easy Gardening.


Mark Donaldson has become sports editor for Edinburgh-based Talk107. He will also act as Scottish sports correspondent for London-based Talk Sport. Donaldson joins from Radio Forth.

A new radio station, Food Radio, has taken to the airwaves, focusing on all things culinary. The station will air on the Classic Gold Network and Oneword radio and is accompanied by an online portal at The editorial director is Michael Bukht and the producer is Deborah Cowan.


Kate Wharton has moved from the role of enter­tainment assistant on Marie Claire magazine to become online assistant editor of While a replacement is sought, Philippa Ronald will take on the role of entertainment assistant.

A new website, fiveminute­, has been launched, targeting 18 to 35-year-old women with bimonthly video podcasts covering fashion, beauty and health. Alison Wright is creative editor.

David Shrimpton has become web editor for Talking­ at Nexus Business Media. Shrimpton is the former editor of

The Lawyer has launched a website targeted at students of law – The site will complement an existing print title of the same name and offers a free weekly email newsletter. The editor is Husnara Begum.

Pippa Jackson has become editor of womanand­, the online incarnation of monthly glossy, Woman & Home magazine.

Compiled by Kate Magee E & sponsored by PR Newswire


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