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Williams is new Evening News editor

Tim Williams has been formally appointed as editor of the Norwich Evening News after acting in the role for the past six months.

Deputy editor of the Archant-owned paper for the past six years, Tim had been acting editor on two separate occasions – first when editor David Bourn left in 2007, and again earlier this year when his successor James Foster was seconded to manage a major new technical project.

At the time of James’ secondment, it was unclear whether he would return to the role of editor, but Tim has now been formally confirmed in the job.

However James is understood to be remaining with the company, and will continue to oversee the proposed migration of Archant Norfolk’s websites to a new technical platform.

Tim first joined the Evening News in 2001 as assistant editor before being promoted to deputy two years later.

Prior to that he worked on a number of regional titles including the Leicester Mercury, The Journal, the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and the Dorset Echo.

James had been editor since August 2007, having joined from the Cambridge Evening News.

His new role involves supervising the rollout of a new content management system which will allow journalists to place their stories, pictures and video footage into a single basket and to view all of Archant’s editorial content across the group.