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Chief sub steps up to editor at Local World titles

Regional publisher Local World has appointed a new editor for its magazines and websites in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset.

Tim Lethaby, chief sub-editor at a series of four weekly titles in Somerset, has been named as the new editor of its Blackmore Vale Media subsidiary.

Based in Stalbridge, Dorset, it includes the Blackmore Vale magazine and its associated website, and Stour-on-Avon magazine.

Tim, left, was previously chief sub of Mid Somerset News and Media which includes the Cheddar Valley Gazette, Wells Journal and Shepton Mallet Journal.

Sarah Pullen, managing director of Local World in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset, said: “I am delighted to appoint Tim as the new editor of Blackmore Vale Media.

“It makes me proud because this is an internal promotion within our group as a result of Tim being involved in a development programme to meet his aspirations to become an editor.

“Local World is all about growing and developing real talent like Tim who has been a key member of our Mid Somerset team.

“Blackmore Vale is a very successful business with its publications and websites deeply rooted in their local Dorset communities. Tim’s experience and leadership will take it to a new level”.

Tim added:  “Being West Country born and bred, this is an area I take great pride in and I am delighted to be named Editor of Blackmore Vale Media.

I have had a fantastic time in the Wells office and I am now looking forward to being at the helm of the Blackmore Vale publications and websites, which are so well respected in the communities they represent.”