Paul Horrocks is set to leave his post as editor of the Manchester Evening News.
Horrocks has been at the paper since 1975 and has been editor for the last 12 years.
He is leaving to set up a media and communications agency.
Deputy editor Maria McGeoghan will act as editor until a permanent replacement is appointed.
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