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Trinity Mirror appoints former New day editor Alison Phillips to new senior role

Former the New Day editor Alison Phillips has been appointed deputy editor-in-chief of the Trinity Mirror titles.

The news comes a week after Trinity Mirror closed the failed the New Day newspaper following poor circulation figures.

From 23 May, Phillips will begin taking daily news features conferences in what is described as a “significant” change in working practices that will bring “immediate benefits”.

Phillips moved from her position as weekend editor, with responsibility for the Sunday People and Sunday Mirror, in September when she began working on the New Day project.

Alongside Phillip’s new role, Trinity Mirror has also given the Daily Mirror's editor Peter Willis the title of 'Pride of Britain' director, formalising his role overseeing the event.

In addition to this acting Sunday Mirror editor, Gary Jones, and his acting deputy Caroline Waterston have had their positions made permanent while associate editor Paul Henderson is being made executive editor and will edit on Sundays in Jones’ absence.