Former Wirral News and UCLan journalist to edit

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by David Prior

A journalist who was doing work experience on a Wirral weekly newspaper just five years ago has been appointed as an editor of

Daniel Bentley is joining Time Inc after three years with Circa, the mobile-native news service.

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Bentley, who studied at Leeds University before graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Central Lancashire in 2012, announced the news himself on Twitter.

He said: "Working with @Circa for the past 3 years has been an honor and a privilege. Too many people to thank in a tweet. They know who they are. ... I will very shortly be joining Time Inc. as Editor, I can’t wait to get started."

In the most recent available data (from September 2014), - which launched last summer having previously placed its content on - attracted 10.2 million monthly unique visitors.

Bentley, now based in New York, cut his journalistic teeth on the Wirral News back in 2010, and also worked as an intern at