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Rebekah Brooks returning to News Corp as UK chief, ex Telegraph's Gallagher ed-in-chief of The Sun

Published 02/09/2015 | 14:41

Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks
Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks has been confirmed as chief executive officer of News UK with Tony Gallagher becoming editor-in-chief of The Sun.

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The Brooks move had been widely speculated.

Mrs Brooks, who edited The Sun and The News of the World in a long career at the organisation, quit the job four years ago at the height of the hacking scandal.

She was cleared of all charges following a 138-day trial, and speculation has grown in recent months that she will be making a return to the firm.

The firm also said Tony Gallagher, one of the most experienced newspaper editors in Britain, will become editor-in-chief of the Sun newspaper, Murdoch's daily tabloid which is the highest-selling newspaper in Britain.

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