Nick Proctor, deputy editor at the Whitby Gazette, has taken up the editorship at the weekly Bridlington Free Press and its sister title, the free weekly Bridlington Gazette & Herald.
Proctor began working for the newspapers’ publisher, Yorkshire Regional Newspapers, a division of Johnston Press, in 1993 when he was a trainee at the Scarborough Evening News.
He remained at the paper for seven years, becoming chief sub-editor before joining the Whitby Gazette as deputy editor.
Proctor said: “It is a big honour to become editor of these newspapers.
“I’ve got a number of ideas about what I want to do here, but it will be a case of evolution rather than revolution.”
He replaces Selwyn Dunford, who retired in February.