Regional publisher Newsquest has appointed a new editor to oversee a group of West Country weeklies.
Paul Jones takes over at the Somerset County Gazette on Monday, replacing Zena O’Rourke who left the paper in December.
Paul, whose full title will be head of news for Newsquest Somerset and Devon, was previously news and production editor at the Taunton-based title.
Paul, pictured above, will be the third editor to take charge at the County Gazette in the space of just over a year.
Paul’s appointment was announced to staff this week by Liz Bond, publisher of Newsquest Somerset.
She said: “I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Paul and wishing him every success in his new role.”