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UK – 03 January 2013

This week’s Media Updates covers changes at Newspapers including the Guardian and Mail on Sunday; Lifestyle publications, The Colchester Circle; and Health and Tech roles at and The Pharmaceutical Journal. There are also the blog spotlights highlighting various views on a range of subjects and updates from around the world giving a view of other countries.

News & Current Affairs


  • Olga Craig has been appointed deputy features editor at the Mail on Sunday. She replaces Neil Armstrong.

  • Helen Pidd has been appointed Northern editor of the Guardian. Helen replaces Martin Wainwright who spent 17 years in the job.

  • Paul Sims has been appointed Yorkshire correspondent at The Sun. Paul was previously the North East correspondent at the Daily Mail and starts his new role on 8 January.

  • Suzanne Lynch has been appointed European correspondent at The Irish Times. She was previously a financial journalist with the paper.

  • Eithne Donnellan has been appointed deputy news editor of The Irish Times. She was previously the assistant news editor at the title.

  • Oliver Frankham has been appointed chief reporter for the Surrey Mirror, Dorking Advertiser and the Leatherhead Advertiser. Oliver can be contacted via Twitter @frankhamo.

  • Kirsty Green is leaving her role as political editor at the Derby Telegraph. Kirsty is furthering her career in Muay Thai Boxing in Thailand.

  • The Guardian’s cover price is to rise by 20p from 12 January. The weekday and Saturday editions will cost £1.40 and £2.30 respectively. 

Blog Spotlight

  • The Though Cowards Flinch blog covers UK politics, economics and activism. The blog has an archive dating back to September 2007, shares an extensive blog roll and its author Dave Semple can be found on Twitter @DaveSemple.

Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment


Blog Spotlight

  • The Slummy single mummy blog covers motherhood, family days out and product reviews. The blog has an archive dating back to December 2009, shares a short blog roll and can be found on Twitter @mummyblogger.

Business & Finance


  • Stephanie Manley is now a business and food writer for The Westmorland Gazette and South Lakes Citizen (incorporating The Lakes Leader). She replaces Helen Perkins who was the former business writer.

Blog Spotlight

  • The Money Dashboard Blog covers money saving tips, mortgages, insurance and debt management. The blog has an archive dating back to August 2009 and can be found on Twitter @moneydashboard.

Health, Science &Technology


Blog Spotlight

  • The SORELIMBS.CO.UK blog covers training, jogging, equipment and races. The blog has an archive dating back to August 2008, shares an extensive blog roll and can be found on Twitter @verysorelimbs.

Around the World

If you have any media changes let us know on Twitter @Media_Updates or you can email Jake O’Neill. 

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