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Presenter announced ahead of next month’s newsawards

The presenter and entertainment have been announced for a set of prestigious industry awards set to take place next month.

BBC broadcaster Steph McGovern will host the newsawards, which will see a number of regional newspapers compete across several categories.

Entertainment on the night will come from Comedy Award winning ventriloquist Nina Conti, who will be performing her largely improvised routine with her foul-mouthed ‘sidekick’ Monkey (Monk).

The awards will see the Yorkshire Post and the Yorkshire Evening Post, which share the same office, compete for the Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year title.

Nina Conit, who will provide entertainment at the awards ceremony

Nina Conti, who will provide entertainment at the awards ceremony

The other entrants in that category are the Eastern Daily Press, Irish News, Aberdeen’s Press & Journal and Dundee-based daily The Courier, as well as London’s Evening Standard.

Elsewhere, Iliffe Media title the Cambridge Independent, which launched in September, is up for the Weekly Newspaper of the Year crown alongside the Brecon & Radnor Express, Hackney Gazette, Newbury Weekly News, Newquay Voice, Stratford Herald and The Times of Tunbridge Wells.

In the News Website of the Year category, the Belfast Telegraph faces national competition from titles including The Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph and Johnston Press-owned paper the i.

The Bel Tel’s Weekend publication is also nominated for the Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year award.

The newsawards, formerly known as The Newspaper Awards, celebrate excellence in both print production and digital innovation.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony on 5 April and the London Lancaster.


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  • March 20, 2017 at 9:37 am

    what’s all this “ahead” of stuff we keep seeing, along with a plague of “prior to” and now God forbid “post” everything.
    Presenter announced for next month’s news awards will do fine.
    The other words we need are BEFORE and AFTER.

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  • March 20, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Anyone heard of the phrase ‘fiddling while Rome burns?….

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