An award-winning regional daily journalist is set to take a job with a national newspaper after five years with his current title.
Two years ago, Richard was named Young Journalist of the Year at the Regional Press Awards after exposing a ‘church’ which claimed to cure cancer with a mixture of blackcurrant squash and olive oil.
He had been serving as north and east Manchester reporter for the MEN.
Said Richard: “I’m really pleased to be given the opportunity to join the Mirror at such an exciting time.
“The MEN has been a fantastic place to work for the last four-and-a-half years and it’s a really tough newsroom to leave behind but I’m looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to get started.
Other recent job moves in the regional press include:
- Charlotte Littlejones, head of digital at The Sentinel, Stoke, has left the newspaper to join Macmillan Cancer Support as communications manager for Staffordshire. A replacement has not yet been confirmed.
- Mark Williams is moving from his role as crime reporter on the Hull Daily Mail to Local World sister title the Nottingham Post in May.
- The Dorset Echo has appointed Tanita Matthews as reporter.
- Tui Benjamin has moved from reporter role at Newsquest’s Bury Times and Radcliffe Times to join The Bolton News as a senior reporter.
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