Steven Thompson has been appointed as the new editor of the Lancashire Telegraph, becoming the daily Newsquest titles’s first dedicated editor in two years.
Thompson is a former news editor for the Bolton News, also owned by Newsquest, and has previously worked as a weekend night editor at Mirror Online.
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He told HtFP: “The Lancashire Telegraph is a great daily paper with a proud tradition. As a proud northern lad myself I’m over the moon to be asked to edit the title and I can’t wait to get cracking.”
Thompson will report to Newqsuest North West managing director NIck Fellows when he begins his new role on Monday. Both titles are supervised by group editor Ian Savage.
The Post will be distributed to 10,000 homes and will actively promote the Telegraph, which has an average total circulation of 11,800 copies according to ABC figures.