The Sun’s Northern correspondent Guy Patrick has been promoted to Northern news editor and will head up The Sun’s new office in Manchester.
He will oversee a seven-strong editorial team including deputy Northern news editor Richard Moriarty and Northern features editor Jane Atkinson.
Four reporters will also be based in Manchester: Andrew Chamberlain, Rachel Dale, Emma Foster and Lauren Veevers.
Patrick, who has worked for The Sun as its Northern correspondent since 1989, said: ‘I’m thrilled to be given this amazing opportunity.
‘Our talented line-up of reporters will team their experience, contacts and knowledge to deliver brilliant agenda-setting stories which will have tongues wagging from John O’Groats to Land’s End.’
Press Gazette first revealed the paper was planning to open an office in Manchester earlier this month.
It is the first time The Sun has had a base in Manchester since its last office in the city close in 2004. The paper also has editorial teams in Scotland and Ireland.
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