Veteran Nottingham editor to retire

The editor of the Nottingham Evening Post, Graham Glen, is to retire after 12 years at the helm.

Glen, 59, has edited the Evening Post since Northcliffe bought the paper from T Bailey Forman. Just a year into his editorship he saw the Evening Post switch from broadsheet to tabloid.

The paper has picked up a string of national awards in recent years, including Press Gazette's Newspaper of the Year in 1999, Campaigning Newspaper of the Year and a Race in the Media award.

One of the most notable of the paper's campaigns, which is still running, looks set to see the introduction of a Violent Crime Reduction Bill. It is hoped the law will be changed by the end of this year.

Many of the journalists Glen took on at the Post have gone on to succeed in the industry, including Derby Evening Telegraph editor Steve Hall, who also edited the Express & Echo, Exeter; Lincolnshire Echo editor John Grubb; and Glen's former deputy in Nottingham, Marc Astley, who also edits the Express & Echo, Exeter.

Glen said: "I think the important point is, if you've played any small part in seeing a younger journalist go on to do splendid things there is a real pleasure in that.

"The thing I will most miss is working with an absolutely great bunch of people in the editorial department here.

Theirs is the effort that has made the paper consistently good, and one I've been proud to be the editor of.

"It's a decision in order to give myself some time to do some of the things that the busy schedule I've got simply precludes."

Northcliffe is yet to announce a regional editor for the Midlands area, but Glen is adamant: "My own wish to retire at 60 rules me out of consideration."

Martin Done is Glen's deputy at the Evening Post.

Glen formerly edited the Citizen in Gloucester when the paper covered the Cromwell Street murder inquiry. He was managing editor of the Western Morning News and deputy editor of the Express & Echo, Exeter.

Glen began his career on the Daily Express in Scotland.

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