So farewell then to Sunday Telegraph editor Patience Wheatcroft, who only lasted 18 months at the helm. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be snapped up soon.
My mole at Telegraph Plaza in Victoria says: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Apparently she was smart enough to get a clause in her contract saying she had to be treated decently.Ã¢â‚¬
However, for all those who have sat in the Sunday Telegraph editorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chair, spare a thought for Simon Heffer, columnist and associate editor, who has been left in the cold.
For Axegrinder hears that the red-haired one, when he left the Daily Mail, was led to believe he would have editorship of one of the Telegraph titles.
HefferÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wife, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m reliably informed, told him long ago not to pin his hopes on being an editor. After being passed over before now, maybe now heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll give it a rest.
As one in the know says: Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a grammar boy who goes around pretending he is an old-Etonian.Ã¢â‚¬
No wonder then that Will Lewis, editor-in-chief, isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t so thrilled with having Heffer at his heels, as heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s trying to make the Telegraph look and sound more Ã¢â‚¬Å“normalÃ¢â‚¬.
Talking about Lewis, word has come my way that before he left The Sunday Times for the Telegraph Ã¢â‚¬’ where he has had a meteoric rise Ã¢â‚¬’ he fancied Patience WheatcroftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s job as City editor at The Times.
In any event, with Patience gone, it recently fell to Lewis to extol the virtues of blogs and podcasts to Sunday Telegraph staff.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“During new editor Ian MacGregorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first pep talk to staff,Ã¢â‚¬ says one, Ã¢â‚¬Å“it was Will who did the talking, Ian the listeningÃ¢â‚¬.