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THE Independent on Sunday's editor, Rosie Boycott, has been appointed editor of the Independent daily title, making her the first woman editor of a national daily broadsheet newspaper. In her new role, she will now be executive editor of both titles.

Ms Boycott, 46, the co-founder of Spare Rib and Virago publishing, has edited the Independent on Sunday since October 1996. She has also worked at the Daily Mail, the Sunday Telegraph and Harpers and Queen, before twice winning Magazine Editor of the Year as editor of Esquire magazine. In 1984, she published her autobiography, A Nice Girl Like Me.

Stephen Fay, 59, remains deputy editor of the IoS. A former Sunday Times journalist and editor of Business magazine, he has worked as Ms Boycott's deputy for the past year.

Chris Blackhurst, 38, formerly the Westminster correspondent of the Independent daily title and a deputy editor of the IoS, has been appointed deputy editor of the Independent.