South Wales Guardian's first woman editor

SWG’s first woman editor

The South Wales Guardian has appointed its first woman editor – Elisabeth Cartwright – in its 50th anniversary year.

Cartwright was previously chief sub on the Guardian’s sister paper
the Western Telegraph where she began her career 15 years ago. She
replaces Steve Robbins who has become senior communications officer at
the National Assembly of Wales.

Lakshmi on cover of Shoo

Shoo Magazine,
the independent title which “celebrates women’s passion for shoes”,
features Salman Rushdie’s wife, model Padma Lakshmi, on the cover of
its second anniversary edition. The magazine claims Lakshmi is one of
the first Asian women ever to appear as the cover star of a mainstream
fashion title. The coffee-table quarterly (circulation 25,000) has also
revamped its website to coincide with the anniversary.

Coming of age for election

BBC Radio Five Live will be producing its own election coverage for the first time since the station started 10 years ago.

During previous general elections the station has shared election
output with Radio 4. A spokesperson said: “It’s a coming of age thing,
we’re 10 years old and we’ve established a distinct style.”

Five Live’s drivetime host, Peter Allen, will anchor the result coverage on the evening of the election.

Vanunu to face another trial

Mordechai Vanunu, the man who exposed Israel’s secret nuclear
programme to The Sunday Times, will face a new trial in Israel on
Wednesday.

Vanunu, who was released a year ago after spending 18 years in jail,
is facing the possibility of another jail sentence of up to two years.
He faces 22 new indictments next week for violating the terms of his
release. The charges relate to his interviews with foreign media and
defyng a travel ban.

Awards draw raises £5,000

The prize draw at the British Press Awards raised £4,830 for the
NPF, the journalists’ charity. The prize, two club class tickets to any
world destination, was donated by British Airways and won by The Sun’s
John Askill.

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