Stuart Wesselby has been appointed principal of East Durham College. He will replace Ian Prescott, who retires on April 5. Mr Wesselby, currently deputy principal at Tresham College, has a masters degree in sports science and has worked at Grantham College and Huntingdon College. Mr Wesselby said: "East Durham College has a great tradition in the North East for its sports provision and I intend to build on that. Let's not, however, forget the other areas of the college that also deliver real excellence in learning, such as our land-based provision at Houghall."