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The winners of the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2002 are:

Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year
Winner: Western Gazette

Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year
Winner: Sutton Coldfield Observer

Best news journalist – Paid-for Weekly Newspapers
Winner: Peter Devine, Todmorden News
Highly commended: Morwenna Blake, Wiltshire Times
Commended: Lorna Rutter, Shrewsbury Chronicle

Best news journalist – Free Weekly Newspapers
Winner: Gillian Longstaff, Tameside Advertiser
Highly commended: Laura Edwards, Luton & Dunstable Herald & Post
Highly commended: Barbara Jordan, Widnes World

Best feature journalist – Paid-for Weekly Newspapers
Winner: Reg Little, Oxford Times
Highly commended: Jo Rostron, Harrogate Advertiser
Commended: Deborah James, Stockport Express

Best feature journalist – Free Weekly Newspapers
Winner: Ben Bentley, Sutton Coldfield Observer
Highly commended: Kate Lye, South Manchester Reporter
Commended: Cristian Marcucci, Luton & Dunstable Herald & Post

Best photographer – Paid-for Weekly Newspapers
Winner: Jason Dawson, Newbury Weekly NewsHighly commended: Alistair Watson, Southern Reporter
Highly commended: Jason Allen, Basingstoke Gazette
Commended: John Rifkin, Jewish Chronicle

Best photographer – Free Weekly Newspapers
Winner: Andrew Bellis, Tameside Advertiser
Commended: Duncan Lamont, Cambridge Weekly News
Commended: Allan Williamson, Lichfield Mercury Series

Best Paid-for Weekly Newspaper in the South East
Winner: Bucks Herald
Highly commended: Kentish Gazette
Commended: Maidenhead Advertiser

Best Free Weekly Newspaper in the South East
Winner: Luton & Dunstable Herald & Post
Highly commended: Milton Keynes Citizen

Best Paid-for Weekly Newspaper in Wales and the South West
Winner: Western Gazette
Highly commended: North Wales Weekly NewsCommended: Deeside Chronicle

Best Free Weekly Newspaper in Wales and the South West
Winner: Taunton Times
Highly commended: Rhyl & Prestatyn Visitor

Best Paid-for Weekly Newspaper in the West & East Midlands and Eastern Region
Winner: Shrewsbury & North Shropshire Chronicle
Highly commended: Hereford Times
Highly commended: Derbyshire Times

Best Free Weekly Newspaper in the West & East Midlands and Eastern Region
Winner: Sutton Coldfield Observer
Highly commended: Lichfield Mercury
Commended: Walsall Advertiser

Best Paid-for Weekly Newspaper in the North West, North East and Yorkshire
Winner: Cheshire Chronicle
Highly commended: Southport Visitor
Commended: Harrogate Advertiser

Best Free Weekly Newspaper in the North West, North East and Yorkshire
Winner: South Manchester Reporter
Highly commended: Tameside Advertiser
Commended: Salford Advertiser
Commended: Wilmslow Express

Best Paid-for Weekly Newspaper in Scotland
Winner: Southern Reporter
Commended: Dumfries & Galloway Standard

Best Free Weekly Newspaper in Scotland
Winner: Aberdeen Independent

Best Paid-for Weekly Newspaper in Northern Ireland
Winner: Derry Journal
Highly commended: Ulster Herald
Commended: Impartial Reporter

Best Free Weekly Newspaper in Northern Ireland
Winner: Belfast News

Free Weekly Community Award
Winner: News Shopper – Shop a Yob
Commended: News Shopper – Fair funding for Hospices
Commended: Sutton Coldfield Observer – School Places Campaign

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