Torquay editor quits Northcliffe

Another long-serving Northcliffe editor is leaving the group, citing structural changes within the company as the reason for his departure.

Torquay Herald Express editor Brendan Hanrahan, who had been with the newspaper for seven years, wrote in a memo to staff: "Most of you will be aware there has been a major structure and policy review and change in Northcliffe in recent times. As a result, I've decided to step down as editor and director of Herald Express Publications Ltd."

The Herald Express comes under regional editorial director Alan Qualtrough, who is based in Plymouth.

The Torquay daily has one of the best circulation records within Northcliffe.

In July 2005, editor Barrie Williams took early retirement from the Western Morning News in Plymouth after 10 years in the post, also citing policy and structural changes.

Other long-serving editors to have left Northcliffe since June last year include Mike Lowe at the Bristol Evening Post, David Gledhill at the Bath Chronicle, Sean Dooley at The Sentinel, Stoke, and Terry Manners at the Western Daily Press.

Last week, Graham Glen announced he was to leave the editorship of the Nottingham Evening Post.

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