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Christian Broughton was appointed Digital Editor of The Independent and i in October 2012, having previously worked at a number of other departments of the paper – from news to magazines – and held positions including Features Editor, Sports Editor and Assistant Editor, running the night desk. He has also worked for other publications including the Daily Mirror and Time Out. Under his leadership, independent.co.uk has grown fast, with an expanding team; the site now attracts more than 50 million monthly unique visitors. On brief absences from a screen he can be found despairing at the plight of West Ham and spending time with his wife and three children. He likes to hear from people with great ideas…
A spokesman for the Jordanian armed forces has confirmed the death of a pilot captured the extremist group