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County website’s night editor moves to national daily

A journalist who prevously served as night editor on Reach plc website Yorkshire Live has joined sister national title as deputy audience editor.

Alex Evens also worked as deputy network newsroom editor for the Leeds based title before his recent move.

In his new role at the Express he will be covering trending topics online, including TV, personal finance, lifestyle, entertainment and gardening.

He began his career as a reporter at the Weston Mercury in Somerset and his other previous roles have included head of live at the Yorkshire Post & Yorkshire Evening Post and night editor at Sheffield daily The Star.

The Salisbury Journal has welcomed a new recruit in the shape of reporter Isabella Holliday.

Isabella, who has lived in the cathedral city for most of her life, joined the Newsquest title after completing her NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at Portsmouth.

Editor Kimberley Barber said: “I am sure will be an asset to the newspaper.She even got top story on her first day, reacting quickly to get to the scene of a coach crash and finding out the details.”

Isabella, centre, is pictured below with Kimberley, right, and deputy editor Benjamin Paessler outside the paper’s city centre office.


Former Derby Telegraph head of content Paul Hindle has returned to the city as head of content in the University of Derby’s marketing and comms team.

Paul worked for the Telegraph from 2010 to 2013 before leaving to take up a comms role with De Montfort University in Leicester.

He has since had a spell as associate director of communications at the University of Warwick.

Posting on LinkedIn, he wrote:  “Chuffed to be back in Derby where I had three rewarding years at Derbyshire Live.”

Freelance journalism and PR trainer Dani Wozencroft has joined the team at Darlington College to help deliver its journalism courses.

Dani was a senior reporter on the Shropshire Star before joining City of Wolverhampton College as NCTJ Diploma in Journalism course leader in October 2013.

She remained with the college until December 2022 when she went freelance.

She wrote on LinkedIn: “I’m proud to have joined the team at Darlington College to help with their already brilliant online delivery of NCTJ courses.”

Alex Whilding has joined Newsquest as an AI-assisted reporter covering news from across North Wales, Mid Wales and Cheshire.

Alex previously worked as a digital news reporter for OK! Magazine.