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Former chief reporter steps up to edit weekly after restructure

Anthony CarrollA weekly newspaper’s former chief reporter is stepping up to edit the title.

Anthony Carroll has been appointed to run the Great Yarmouth Mercury, which he first joined in 2007.

Anthony, pictured, has also worked in the Lowestoft and Diss areas for Mercury publisher Archant in recent years.

Archant revealed in July it was appointing new community editors at the Mercury as part of a restructure of its operations in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Andrew Fitchett, the title’s previous editor, was promoted to managing editor of the company’s Norfolk weekly titles and will remain involved with the Mercury.

Anthony, 50, said: “I am thrilled and honoured to become editor of the Mercury.

“I love living in Great Yarmouth and am proud to be reporting on the town, Gorleston and the surrounding villages.

“In my time reporting here I have met so many wonderful people who are proud of their communities and who go that extra mile to help others in the borough or who fundraise for good causes.

“I am also aware the Mercury is a champion of the borough and plays a vital role reporting on issues that affect people’s lives, such as the long awaited dualling of the A47 and tackling deprivation.

“I have a brilliant team of reporters who also love covering all that goes in in the borough and we all look forward to carrying that ethos on.”