Regional publisher Local World has confirmed the departure of one of its senior executives following management changes at its Cambridge operations.
He initially oversaw a publishing division comprising the former Iliffe newspaper centres in Cambridge, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Burton on Trent.
However he was abruptly replaced in the role last month by Lincolnshire publisher Richard Duxbury, who was given responsibility for the Cambridge News as well as all LW titles in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and the South Midlands.
Local World has now confirmed that Mike left the business at the end of April.
A spokeswoman said: “Mike leaves with our good wishes and thanks for his contribution and the role he played in the business over the last 16 months.”
Content editor Mel West was appointed acting editor of the Echo. Her permanent appointment to the role has now been confirmed.