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Courier editor moves on

The editor of two Kent and Sussex newspapers has left after nine years at the helm.

Martin Oxley is leaving his role at the East Grinstead Courier and Kent and Sussex Courier to join his wife in a new business.

The 40-year-old, who has been with the group for 12 years, will now run a pre-press training and consultancy business with his wife Donna.

Martin spent his first three years with the group as editor of the free News in Focus weekly in Tunbridge Wells, following an earlier stint as a trainee sub-editor.

He began his career at the Sheffield Star, before moving onto the Barnsley Chronicle where he spent six years.

He then had spells in the south at the West Sussex County Times and the Crawly Observer, before taking up the assistant editor post at the Sussex Express.

One of Martin’s great achievement’s during his time with the Courier was helping to raise £4.3m by backing an appeal for Hospice in the Weald.

He said: “I have really enjoyed my years at the helm and I am particularly proud of the many community initiatives we have been able to support.”

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