Editor of the Sun Higgins in sudden resignation

LONDON - Stuart Higgins has resigned suddenly from his position as editor of The Sun. He has been replaced by David Yelland deputy editor of the New York Post and a former city editor of The Sun.

Higgins has edited The Sun since January 1994 and will carry on at News International in a senior role. The Sun's circulation fell under six per cent year on year in the April ABC audit.

According to Higgins: "I have had the privilege of working as editor of the Sun for five years. It's been incredibly hard work and I have had a wonderful time, but I am certain this is the right time in my life to make a change.

"I have been lucky enough to work with great, talented people at all levels and will miss all of them. I am sure they will carry on the Sun's fantastic success story, and I wish my successor all the luck in the world."

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