A new editor has been appointed to the County Times.

Thom Kennedy took up the position on Wednesday, February 26.

Thom has joined Newsquest from MNA. He joined the Shropshire Star from Carlisle's News & Star in January 2011, and spent seven years as the newspaper's Business Editor.

In late 2017 he took over as editor of the new Shropshire Weekly magazine launched by the Star's publisher the MNA Group, before becoming shared content editor of the Star and its sister paper the Express & Star in November 2018.

He said: "I'm delighted to be joining the County Times. It's a fantastic title that is proudly rooted in its local area.

"People in Mid Wales have a deep connection with the County Times, that's something I understand very well, and I'm looking forward to further developing our relationship with the local community. I'm thrilled to be able to continue the fantastic work that has been done in building this brand in print and online.

"I'm also proud of the work I have done with the MNA, and am grateful for the group's support over the last nine years."

Susan Perry, Group Editor for Newsquest North Wales said: "I am delighted to welcome Thom to the team. The County Times is the local news brand for Mid Wales.

β€œHe will be bringing with him a wealth of experience and is keen to build on the strong tradition the County Times holds for delivering up to the minute local news and representing the community it serves.”