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Newsquest appoints new editor for Somerset titles

Newsquest has announced the appointment of Tim Lethaby as Editor of its Somerset titles.

Newsquest appoints new editor for Somerset titles
Tim Lethaby: “The opportunity to further develop the titles’ digital offering through quality local content is incredibly exciting.”

Tim will take on the new role as Editor for the Somerset region, which will include the editorship of the Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News and Chard and Ilminster News.

Tim has previously been Editor of the Western Gazette, the Mid Somerset Series of Newspapers, and the Blackmore Vale Magazine. He joins Newsquest from Nub News where he is currently Southwest Regional Editor.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining Newsquest to take on this new adventure with some of the most well-known news titles in the county.

“As the latest JICREG data shows, the Somerset County Gazette is now read by over 80% of the people of Taunton every month, and I am relishing the prospect of leading this great regional news brand and its sister titles. The opportunity to further develop the titles’ digital offering through quality local content is incredibly exciting.

“I would like to thank the Nub News team for a fantastic two-and-a-half years, and I wish them all the best going forward.

“However, as someone who is Somerset born and bred, the opportunity to take the reins at titles that I have always held in high regard was not one I could ignore, and I am looking forward to working with what is clearly an incredibly talented team.”

Hussain Bayoomi, Newsquest Managing Director for Wales, Hereford and Somerset, said: “I am delighted to have Tim join the business at such a pivotal time. He is a highly experienced editor who will be an asset to our Somerset business.”

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