AWARD winning journalist Arron Hendy has taken over as editor at The Argus with a new newsdesk team in support.

Arron, who has worked at different titles across the South, has been at The Argus for three years and takes on the role of editor and head of content having moved up from the position of assistant news editor.

“I’ve always felt hugely honoured to work for such a fantastic newspaper and being at the helm is a huge privilege," Arron said.

“It is such an exciting time having celebrated our 135th birthday two years ago and now being back in the city centre at our new offices in Manchester Street.

“And this year our amazing Argus Appeal charity is celebrating its 60th year too.

“My first week at the helm has given me the chance to make some changes but essentially this is your newspaper and we want it to be about you, our readers, with more of you featuring on our pages.

“I have a fantastic team behind me with our hugely talented news, sports and production departments putting the pages together here in Brighton with crucial local knowledge.”