A reshuffle at The Guardian sees four correspondents with new jobs.
After six years as the paper’s political correspondent, Nick Watt is to become the paper’s European editor, based in Brussels.
Education correspondent Lucy Ward takes on the new role of social affairs correspondent, and is succeeded by Matthew Taylor, promoted from reporter.
Meanwhile, reporter Tania Branigan moves to the lobby to cover Sarah Hall’s maternity leave.
Watt began his career in 1990 as a graduate trainee on The Times and worked as a news reporter, Ireland correspondent and political correspondent for the paper before joining The Guardian in 1998.
Ward’s new role will expand the paper’s coverage of social affairs, with a specific remit to cover issues around children, the family and work-life balance.
She joined The Guardian in 1997 as lobby correspondent, becoming education correspondent in 2003.
Taylor joined the Flintshire Chronicle inNorth Wales in 1998, before moving to the Yorkshire Evening Post in 2000.He joined The Guardian last year .
Branigan started on the Manchester Evening News in 1998 and joined The Guardian as a home news reporter in 2000.
This year she won an Amnesty International award, with Vikram Dodd, for coverage of Guantanamo Bay.