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Ex MEN deputy editor lands the top job in Plymouth

The former deputy editor of the Manchester Evening News is to become the new boss of  Plymouth daily The Herald.

Ian Wood takes over the Northcliffe Media  title from Bill Martin who was recently appointed editor of sister title the Western Morning News.

Brought up in Devon, Ian began his career as a reporter in Newcastle before moving to the MEN where he was news editor for more than five years.

He became deputy editor after Maria McGeoghan succeeded Paul Horrocks in the editor’s chair in 2010, before leaving at the end of last year.

Said Ian: “As someone who was raised in Devon I am looking forward to joining the Herald team in Plymouth.

“The Herald is a title that has a great reputation in the industry and I know I am joining a team of very talented journalists.”

Andrew Blair, managing director of South West Media Group, said: “Ian is a great addition to the team, his extensive experience will be invaluable and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Ian starts at The Herald on 21 May.