Hartlepool Mail editor Paul Napier has been named editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post. The appointment follows the departure of Neil Hodgkinson to become editorial director of Cumbrian Newspapers, where he started work this week.
Napier has worked for Johnston Press almost his entire career. Prior to the Mail, where he has been since May 2003, he edited the Scarborough Evening News, the Banbury Guardian and was editor-in-chief for the Bucks Herald.
The YEP, which won evening newspaper of the year in 2001, has a circulation 43,066 higher than that of the Mail at 63,265.