Northants Evening Telegraph editor Jeremy Clifford has stepped in to run Sheffield daily The Star while it looks for a permanent editor.
Meanwhile Jeremy’s deputy at the Kettering-based Telegraph, Neil Pickford, has assumed resposibility for that title.
Telegraph staff were told of the move by Jeremy in an internal memo which has been seen by HTFP.
It read: “As from Monday I have been seconded to the Sheffield Star for a short time to act in the temporary role as Editor while the newspaper goes through a recruitment process for a permanent replacement.
“During that time Neil Pickford will become the acting Editor of the Evening Telegraph with full responsibility for all decisions.
“We have secured the services of Alex Blackwell, the deputy editor of the Harborough Mail, to provide support to Neil and Neil Burkett, and he will come to the paper as acting assistant editor. He will start on Thursday.”
A Johnston Press spokesperson declined to comment on the move.