The editor of two weeklies is leaving her role to take charge of five sister titles as part of the latest reorganisation by Johnston Press.
Nicola Adam, left,currently group editor of the Lancaster Guardian and Morecambe Visitor, is to relocate south of her current patches to assume the same role at a quintet of other JP-owned weeklies in Lancashire.
As part of her new role, she will become deputy editor of the Lancashire Evening Post under Gillian Parkinson, who is now also responsible for Blackpool daily The Gazette.
Chris Daggett, group editor at East Lancashire Newspapers, will take on the Guardian and Visitor in addition to his present duties.
Nicola’s new titles include the Chorley and Leyland Guardian, which she edited for a brief period in spring 2012, before taking up her current position.
Her portfolio will also include the Garstang Courier, Longridge News, Lytham St Annes Express and Fleetwood Weekly News, which had been under the responsibility of Jon Rhodes, editor of The Gazette until he left the company last month.
Nicola previously served as news editor of the LEP, and was chief reporter in the Preston-based daily’s Lancaster office prior to that.
She will leave her current role, which she has held for three years, at the end of this week.
In a piece announcing her departure, Nicola wrote: “It has been an honour and privilege to work in this absolutely beautiful area which has so much to offer – you are all very lucky to live and work in a place so blessed with natural and historical assets.
“There are some fantastic, dedicated and caring people in Morecambe and Lancaster. I have been staggered by the outpourings of support for those in need and the culture of common goals.
“As we have morphed into our constantly improving multi-media operation, you have supported us, got involved and increasingly had a say in the way we report the news.
“I have to say a big thank you to my small but perfectly formed editorial team who have produced some fantastic work over the last three years and adapted to working as multi-media journalists, producing fantastic content and continuing to be passionate about the area and its people.”