Local World names editors

Publisher Local World has appointed editors for Gloucester daily The Citizen and its mid-Somerset series of weeklies.

Jenny Eastwood is promoted to editor of The Citizen. Eastwood joined the title in 2005, where she was most recently assistant editor and head of news for sister publication The Gloucestershire Echo. She will begin her new role on 8 April and succeeds Ian Mean, who has been appointed content director for Local World's South-West titles.

Llanelli Star editor Bede MacGowan succeeds the retiring Phil Welch as editor of the Mid Somerset Series and Somerset Standard. MacGowan takes up his new role at the end of April. His replacement at the Llanelli Star, where he has been editor since 2009, will be decided shortly.


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