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Rachel Richardson to leave The Sun

The Sun has announced that Rachel Richardson will be leaving the newspaper. She has worked for News UK for 12 years, most recently as Editor of Fabulous - the Sun on Sunday magazine.

Sinead McIntyre is appointed Editor of Fabulous. Sinead has been Acting Editor of the title for the last 20 months.

Rachel joined News International (now News UK) in 2002 as a reporter in the Scottish office of the News of the World and went on to various roles including TV Editor and Digital Editor. She became Editor of Fabulous in 2011, and for the last 20 months has worked on special projects for The Sun.

In her time at Fabulous she was twice awarded Editor of the Year by the BSME and during her secondment she set up the social team, revamped Page 3 and launched the Check 'em Tuesday campaign.

Sinead joined Fabulous two months after it launched in February 2008. Before that, she spent six years as a journalist at The Daily Mail.

David Dinsmore, Editor of The Sun, said: “I am very sad to see Rachel go. She has been a brilliant member of the team and deservedly won recognition for her work. She leaves with my very best wishes. Sinead will make a brilliant editor and I look forward to seeing Fabulous go from strength to strength under her editorship.”

Rachel said: “I have had the pleasure and the privilege to work with some of the finest journalists in the industry during my 12 years at News UK, and been able to contribute to titles that are truly world-class.

“My time at Fabulous has been particularly sweet and I will miss my brilliant team immensely. Sinead will do an excellent job and will take Fabulous from strength to strength.

“Whilst it's a huge wrench to leave, I feel that now is the right time to take on a new challenge elsewhere and I can't wait to get my teeth into a new role.

“I'm particularly grateful to Victoria Newton and David Dinsmore for their support and wish the exceptional team at The Sun the best for the future."

Sinead said: “I am incredibly proud to be named as the new Editor of Fabulous. As a magazine in a newspaper no one else has as many exclusive celebrity interviews, features and offers. I am looking forward to ensuring we continue to provide our award-winning content for many years to come.”