Two editors have returned to oversee their former patches following Iliffe Media’s takeover of 13 Johnston Press newspapers.
Iliffe has announced Paul Richardson as the new group editor for eight titles in Lincolnshire, Rutland and West Norfolk, while Barry Peters, left, will take on five in South Norfolk and Suffolk.
Paul’s new portfolio includes the Grantham Journal, which he edited prior to a JP reshuffle in 2015, while Barry’s includes the Bury Free Press and Newmarket Journal, which he edited before the same reogranisation.
The 2015 changes saw Barry moved to a regional communities editor role, but following Iliffe’s takeover he has returned to the Free Press and Newmarket Journal.
Barry will also assume responsibility for the Haverhill Echo, Suffolk Free Press and Diss Express.
His new portfolio had been overseen by Paul following the 2015 move, when he was put in charge of all JP’s titles in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The pair will work alongside Paul Brackley, editorial director of Iliffe Media and editor of the Cambridge Independent.
The £17m deal between Iliffe and JP was concluded last week, and printing of the 13 will transfer to Iliffe Print Cambridge this week.