Editor of the Worcester News, Kevin Ward, will be leaving the daily newspaper next week to become publisher of the East Wales and Gloucestershire divisions of Newsquest. Ward, who has been editor of the paper for four years, previously worked in Newsquest’s Newport division for 18 years.
Replacing Ward will be Peter John, currently publisher of the Stourbridge division.
Trevor Sallis will now be responsible for the Stourbridge division as well as Worcester. Gavin Steacy, regional managing director for Newsquest Wales & Gloucestershire and Midlands South, will also be responsible for the Hereford division.
All management changes will take effect on Monday 21 February.