Financial Mail editor Lisa Buckingham and features editor Sian James among high-profile MoS departures

Mail on Sunday features editor Sian James is understood to have become the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the paper.

The assistant editor in charge of features has become at least the third senior editorial figure to part company with the paper on successive Tuesdays.

Consultations are understood to be ongoing with some individuals but Press Gazette understands that Financial Mail on Sunday editor Lisa Buckingham OBE may also be leaving the paper, after ten years in the job.

And, as has already been reported, sports editor of 12 years Malcolm Vallerius has left the paper and is being replaced by Alison Kervin – who starts her new job next month.

One well-placed source told Press Gazette: “It feels like they are clearing the decks for some reason. These are senior and highly-paid execs. People are calling it ‘bloody Tuesday’.”

Buckingham’s deputy Simon Watkins will continue to edit the City pages and Jeff Prestridge continues as personal finance editor.

The changes come a year after Geordie Greig was made editor.

Next month the Mail on Sunday is launching a new supplement called EVENT which is set to be 20 pages bigger than Live which it is replacing.

The new launch is being backed by a claimed £3m worth of investment.

Press Gazette understands that there are no plans for the Mail on Sunday to move to seven-day publishing.

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