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Editor and crime reporter reunite to launch new city title

Paul Fisher ScotlandAn editor and crime reporter have been poached by a regional publisher as it prepares to launch a new city title.

Paul Fisher has announced his departure from Newsquest, where he currently serves as managing editor of its Ayrshire and Clyde Weekly Press titles.

Paul, pictured, is leaving after eight years to join Reach plc, where he will serve as launch editor of its new Aberdeen Live website.

Meanwhile, DC Thomson crime and courts reporter Ciaran Shanks has also revealed he will be joining Paul on the site’s launch team.

Reach announced the foundation of Aberdeen Live in the summer as part of a range of launches across Scotland which is set to create 30 jobs.

Paul revealed his forthcoming move on Twitter earlier this month.

He wrote: “After eight brilliant years, I am leaving Newsquest for a new chapter.

“I have been here since graduation and worked in a variety of roles, each one has been fun, challenging and has helped me grow professionally.

“In a few weeks I will be joining Reach and will be taking on the role of editor at the soon-to-launch Aberdeen Live.

“The opportunity will mean big changes but it was too good for me to turn down and I cannot wait to get started.”

Paul and Ciaran are former colleagues, having previously worked together for Newsquest in Scotland.

Ciaran posted on Twitter on Thursday: “After five fantastic years, I’m leaving DC Thomson.

“It has been an absolute honour working on the Dundee Evening Telegraph and The Courier in my adopted home city but a new challenge awaits.

“Thrilled to announce I’m joining the soon-to-be-launching Aberdeen Live.  Major plans in the pipeline and I’ll be reunited with Paul Fisher.”