Editor calls it a day

THE editor of the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard has announced his decision to retire in the New Year. Brian Asplin, editor of the Standard since 1993 and at the helm of both papers since 1998, will leave at the end of January. Mr Asplin, 63, who joined

THE editor of the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard has announced his decision to retire in the New Year.

Brian Asplin, editor of the Standard since 1993 and at the helm of both papers since 1998, will leave at the end of January.

Mr Asplin, 63, who joined the Cambs Times as an indentured trainee reporter in 1964, moved to Wisbech in 1968 as senior reporter, later to become chief reporter, news editor and then deputy editor before taking the editorship.

"I've had a great time in newspapers and the lasting memory of my career will be how both our titles have consistently punched well above their weight, which is down to the talented and dedicated staff I've worked with along the way.

"But after almost 44 years in the industry I'm looking forward to a less-demanding lifestyle, and the time has come to hand over these two excellent titles into the care of a younger and more energetic ­editor.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter