One of the five Johnston Press-owned daily newspapers which turned weekly earlier this summer has a new editor from today.
A father-of-four, John has spent most of his working career at the Courier, where he has successively been sports editor, news editor and deputy editor.
Said John: “It is a great honour to be appointed editor of the Courier. I look forward to maintaining the Courier’s reputation for in-depth coverage of the news in Calderdale and its tradition as a campaigning community newspaper.”
Tim, who had been editor of the paper since November 2010, is to take up the role of group editorial design director with Johnston Press.
He said: “I have met a great many Calderdale people during my time at the Courier and been welcomed here by loads of community groups.
“I would like to thank all of them, as well as our many loyal readers for their help, support and generosity of spirit.”
John will report to Mark Bradley, group editor of Yorkshire Weekly Newspapers and editor of the Wakefield Express, who adds the Courier to his overall portfolio.
Hannah Ridgeway, editor of the Dewsbury Reporter Series, has added the Morley Observer & Advertiser to her group role, and will also be involved in some key initiatives across the West Yorkshire weekly titles.