A weekly editor in the Midlands is leaving his role after a restructure by parent company Johnston Press.
As reported on HTFP last month, the publisher is merging the editorial management of six titles in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire, so reducing the number of editors from six to three.
Among those affected was Harborough Mail editor Brian Dodds whose forthcoming departure after nearly 11 years in charge has now been announced in the paper.
Brian will leave on 28 September with his role in future to be undertaken by Neil Pickford, editor of the Northamptonshire Telegraph.
Said Brian: “There are exciting changes ahead for The Mail, both in terms of improvements to the design of the paper and in its digital output, but the time has come for me to move on.
“I am proud of the way my teams have served the community and I know I leave behind a group of dedicated and talented people who will continue to do so.”
Further redundancies at the Mail saw its advertising manager Andy Cox leave while his deputy, Amanda Palfrey, will depart at the end of next week.
It is not yet clear which if any of the other four editors affected by the recent changes will be leaving.