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Edinburgh Council role for newspaper editor Tom Little

The editor of the Edinburgh Evening News is quitting his job to take on a senior role at Edinburgh City Council.

Tom Little resigned on Wednesday from the Johnston Press newspaper, and is to take on a newly-created role of head of policy and public affairs.

This follows the Evening News being highly critical of the council's role in the Edinburgh trams project.

It is understood Mr Little will have a key role in handling media on the trams, and other council activities.

The journalist will also manage support services for councillors and the authority's external affairs.

Mr Little became Evening News editor in 2008, after being deputy editor of its stablemate, Scotland on Sunday, for seven years. Before that, he was a special adviser to Labour First Minister Henry McLeish.

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