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News: easyJet chief McCall appointed to lead ITV

easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall will leave the low-cost carrier to join the board of ITV as chief executive. McCall has led easyJet for seven years. Prior to easyJet, she was group chief executive at the Guardian Media Group. Peter Bazalgette, chairman of ITV, said: “In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in media, experience of an international operation, clear strategic acumen and strong record of delivering value to shareholders. “I’m delighted we’ll be working together at ITV.” ADVERTISEMENT McCall will…

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Cressida Dick appointed as first female Met Police chief

Cressida Dick is the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, becoming the first woman to take charge of London’s police force in its 188-year history. She succeeds Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who announced his retirement last year. Ms Dick, previously the national policing lead on counter-terrorism, said she was “thrilled and humbled”. But her appointment was criticised by the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, who was wrongly shot dead during an operation she led in 2005. The Brazilian electrician was killed two weeks after the 7/7 London Bombings when he was mistakenly…

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Sir Tim Barrow appointed as UK's new ambassador to EU

Senior diplomat Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed the UK’s new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers. Downing Street described the former ambassador to Moscow, who will now play a key role in the UK’s Brexit talks, as a “seasoned and tough negotiator”. Sir Ivan’s exit, which came earlier than planned, sparked a row with his resignation note criticising “muddled thinking” from ministers. Some MPs had accused him of being “half-hearted” towards Brexit. Pienaar: A sign of Whitehall strain The key bits of Sir Ivan’s resignation note Critics…

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Sam Allardyce appointed Crystal Palace manager as Alan Pardew's successor

Crystal Palace have appointed former England boss Sam Allardyce as manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal, a day after sacking Alan Pardew. Pardew was sacked on Thursday with the club 17th in the Premier League after a run of one win in 11 games. Chairman Steve Parish said the club was “fortunate that someone of Sam’s calibre and experience was available”. Allardyce has been out of work since losing the England job after 67 days, in the wake of a newspaper sting. The 62-year-old will take training on Saturday, before Palace’s…

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