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New daily role for Midlands weekly group editor

A regional daily in Yorkshire is to get a new editor later this autumn following a shuffle within Johnston Press.

John Furbisher, previously editor of the Halifax Courier, was appointed editor of the Sheffield Star earlier this summer.

His successor at the Courier has now been named as Tim Robinson, currently managing editor of a group of weeklies in the East Midlands including the Grantham Journal.

Tim will also take charge of a group of sister weeklies in the Johnston Press-owned Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group.

A company statement read: “Tim Robinson has worked for a variety of Johnston Press titles right across the Midlands for more than 20 years. He has been editor of several newspapers, including Britain’s oldest, the Rutland and Stamford Mercury.”

Other titles currently under his oversight include the Boston Standard, Louth Leader, Horncastle News and Skegness Standard.

During Tim’s time at Grantham, the Journal was named Campaigning Weekly Newspaper of the Year 2007 by the Newspaper Society.

Last year, the paper raised £9,000 to fund a memorial commemorating all servicemen who have died in conflict since 1945.

Tim is due to take up his new post on 1 November.

His existing role at Grantham is currently being advertised on HoldtheFrontPage.