Yorkshire editor to take early retirement

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Ed Asquith, the editor and editorial director of a number of Johnston Press titles on the East Coast, is to take early retirement.

Asquith was responsible for newspapers including The Scarborough News, Whitby Gazette and Bridlington Free Press:

“His distinguished service over a lengthy career with Johnston Press has seen him win many awards and he leaves with our grateful thanks and very best wishes for the future,” said James Mitchinson, editorial director, Yorkshire for Johnston Press.

“Jean McQuarrie, Group Weeklies Editor for Johnston Press Yorkshire will assume responsibility for the titles previously edited by Ed with effect from today.”

Asquith took on the combined editorial roles of the Whitby Gazette and Scarborough News in 2013, when Jon Stokoe was made redundant.