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Dinsmore replaced at The Sun

Brooks back with Murdoch + Scottish PR moves

Rebekah Brooks BBCRebekah Brooks is to return to Rupert Murdoch’s News UK as chief executive next week with Tony Gallagher becoming editor-in-chief of The Sun. The current editor David Dinsmore is appointed chief operating officer.

Brooks has been appointed four years ago after being drawn into the phone-hacking scandal. She was given a £16 million payoff by News Corp. She was cleared by a jury of all phone-hacking charges last year.

She succeeds Mike Darcey who told staff: “It is with some sadness that I have to tell you that I am leaving News UK after three fascinating years.”

Mrs Brooks said: “It is a privilege to be back amongst the most talented journalists and executives in the business. I am especially pleased to be working for Robert [Thomson, News Corp chief executive] and thrilled to have Tony and David on board my team.”

Mr Gallagher is deputy editor of the Daily Mail and a former editor of the Daily Telegraph.

Mr Dinsmore is a Scot who also previously edited The Scottish Sun where he began his career in 1990. He became editor of the Sun in June 2013.

Other media moves:

Fiona Miller is leaving Indigo PR in Edinburgh to join Weber Shandwick, while Stuart Young has left Edinburgh Airport and is now at Taste Communications.

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