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Regional publisher Archant has promoted two home-grown talents within its Devon newspaper team.

Stefan Gordon, 30, has been appointed deputy group editor of its five North and East Devon titles, while Andrew Coley, 43, becomes production editor.

Archant newspapers in the region include paid-for Sidmouth Herald and Exmouth Journal and free titles the Exmouth Herald, North Devon Gazette and Midweek Herald.

Stefan joined the Devon team as a trainee reporter in 2008 and was promoted to content editor of the paid-for Sidmouth Herald a year ago, while Andrew joined in 1994 in the distribution department, before switching to editorial in 2002.

Group editor, Phil Griffin, said: “Stefan has demonstrated great news and organisational skills since taking over as content editor, leading to the newspaper being only one of a handful in the country to grow its ABC.

“Andrew has worked as a reporter on all the East Devon titles, eventually becoming a sub-editor six years ago,” he added.

New appointments Andrew Coley, left, and Stefan Gordon.