The Bridgwater Mercury has had an editorial reshuffle following the departure of news editor Sean Smith and reporter Kim Harris.
Simon Angear, who was previously working as a football writer for the Derbyshire-based Raymond’s Press Agency, has replaced Smith as news editor.
Angear was born in Weston and has previously worked on the Weston and Worle News. Edward Keating has joined as a reporter. He began his journalism career at the Bristol Evening Post and then spent three years at the Weston & Somerset Mercury.
Reporter Sarah Boobyer has returned to the news desk after five months on a Darlington training course, while Vicky Brook is leaving to undergo similar training. She will return in the New Year. Rory Stamp has graduated as a senior reporter after passing his NCE exams.