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Former reporter returns to Midlands daily as editor

A former reporter on Britain’s fifth biggest-selling regional daily the Shropshire Star has been named as the title’s new editor.

NWN Media associate editor Martin Wright, pictured left, will move to the Midland News Association-owned title on 6 May.

Brought up in Oswestry, the 36-year-old worked for the Shropshire Star as a reporter before moving to be deputy editor at the County Times in Mid Wales.

He edited the Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer and the County Times before becoming deputy editor for NWN’s Leader and Cheshire Publications.

Martin has worked in his current role since 2009, working across The Leader, which covers Wrexham, Flintshire and Chester, along with its associated weekly titles.

He said: “I am looking forward to editing the newspaper for the area where I grew up.

“I will be bringing extensive experience of developing engaging content for readers. I welcome the opportunity to build upon this experience at the Shropshire Star.”

Current Shropshire editor Keith Harrison is moving to the MNA’s Wolverhampton headquarters to replace Adrian Faber as editor of Britain’s biggest selling regional paper the Express & Star.

Adrian who has been editor since 2002, is to leave the MNA on Friday 29 March.

MNA managing director Phil Inman said: “Martin’s appointment is an important move for the MNA.

“I am looking forward to Martin continuing Keith’s work in developing the structure and content of our portfolio across Shropshire.”

Based at the Shropshire Star’s head office in Ketley, Telford, Martin will be responsible for managing the editorial team across nine offices, along with its the portfolio of 12 weekly newspapers.

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  • March 8, 2013 at 11:50 am

    From one Oswestrian to another – wishing you all the very best, Martin.

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