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<em>First</em>: newly revamped
First: newly revamped

Patience Wheatcroft has resigned as editor of The Sunday Telegraph, to be replaced by Daily Telegraph deputy editor Ian MacGregor. Will Lewis, editor of the Daily Telegraph, becomes editor-in-chief of both titles.

James Hall, news editor at The Scotsman, is moving to The Sunday Telegraph as deputy news editor. Hall takes over from James Mellor, now news editor at the News of the World.

Marie Woolf will be joining The Sunday Times as assistant editor. She is currently political editor at The Independent on Sunday.

The Financial Times has made James Boxell deputy UK companies editor, replacing Emiliya Mychasuk who is editing the FT’s new People column. Jon Boone, currently education correspondent at the FT, is leaving London in October to become Kabul correspondent. David Turner, currently Tokyo correspondent, will be replacing Boone.

The Scotsman’s political editor James Kirkup is to become political correspondent at The Daily Telegraph.

Ciar Byrne has moved from assistant home news editor at The Independent to become the paper’s arts and media correspondent.

Music Week editor Martin Talbot is leaving to join The Official UK Charts Company as managing director. Paul Williams, currently managing editor, will become acting editor.

Lizzi Hosking is the new celebrity director at Cosmopolitan. She was features editor at the Daily Star and has yet to be replaced.

Rob Leigh is now features writer for Zoo magazine and its website, Previously, Leigh was senior creative for

At newly revamped First magazine, Mandie Gower is the new executive editor, Daniela Bellanca the fashion and beauty assistant, Cara Ellen the lifestyle writer and Zeba Lowe the deputy fashion editor.

Moneywise Publishing’s personal finance magazine Moneywise has promoted Rachel Williams to editor. Williams had been acting editor while Emma-Lou Montgomery was on maternity leave. Montgomery is now consulting editor.

Duncan Mills, deputy editor at Wexas’ Traveller magazine, is now acting editor, covering Amy Sohanpaul’s maternity leave. James Innes Williams, web editor at travel specialist Stanfords, has joined as staff writer.


David Kermode has joined Five News as editor, replacing Mark Calvert who has left to go to Australia. Kermode had been editor of BBC Breakfast since 2004.

KCFM 99.8 is a new radio station aimed at listeners in Hull and East Riding in Yorkshire. Wesley Mallin is head of news.


IPC’s new lifestyle website is being co-ordinated by Lucie Tobin, with assistance by Woman magazine’s Julia Shaw and Kate Corr.

Intent Media has revamped the PC Retail website,

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