John Dale - one of the longest serving national magazine editors - has resigned from his role at the helm of Take a Break, its publisher said today.
H Bauer said that Dale, who has edited the women's weekly title for more than 20 years, had no plans to retire and instead intended to pursue his own business interests when he leaves the magazine in May.
David Goodchild, managing director of H Bauer, said: "John's decision is one that I have accepted with sadness but am fully supportive of his reasons.
"John has driven Take a Break to become by far the most successful brand in women's publishing over the past two decades, winning accolades from his peers along the way.
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