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Editor of lifestyle title to take over at city news website

Paul TrainerAn independent lifestyle title’s editor is to take over the running of a city news website.

National World has unveiled Paul Trainer as the new editor of its Glasgow World site as incumbent Rosalind Erskine leaves to become food and drink editor at The Scotsman.

Paul, pictured, has edited digital lifestyle title Glasgowist for the past eight years.

He has also published a Glasgow city guide and a book on its 100 best restaurants.

Paul has previously worked for newspapers and magazines in Glasgow, most recently as a contributor to Best of Scotland with The Herald on Sunday, and has also written travel content for companies including Skyscanner and Expedia.

He said: “There are stories on every street in Glasgow and I’m looking forward to leading a website that will reflect our city.

“Glasgow World will introduce you to the best local people and places while covering the issues that matter and providing a showcase for our music, food and culture.

“I’m excited to join the team after the successful launch of the city platform.”

Paul’s appointment comes after National World announced a major restructure on Friday in which four regional daily editors were given new enhanced roles.

Portsmouth News editor Mark Waldron, Blackpool Gazette and Lancashire Post editor Nicola Adam, and Sunderland Echo Gary Oliver take up new group-wide publishing editor roles this morning as their titles join National World’s ‘City World’ structure.

In the new structure, Gary will oversee Glasgow as well as Edinburgh and Newcastle.

National World’s Cities editor-in-chief Nancy Fielder said: “We can’t wait for Paul to join our team.

“His pride in Glasgow shines through and his local expertise is just what we need to build on the success that we have already seen with Glasgow World.

“He will be leading a brilliant team of talented journalists who are committed to giving their city a news website that is informative, engaging and fun.”