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Regional press award winners celebrate

Staff at the weekly Cumberland News were celebrating after their paper was named regional newspaper of the year at the Press Gazette awards for its “outstanding” coverage of foot-and-mouth disease.

The other winners, listed below, were whittled from an entry of more than 700 for the ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, London.

The winners were:

  • Daily/Sunday newspaper:
    The Sentinel Sunday
  • Evening newspaper:
    Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Free newspaper:
    Camden New Journal
  • Business journalist:
    Bill Gleeson, Daily Post, Liverpool
  • Financial journalist:
    Peter Sharples, Manchester Evening News
  • Reporter:
    Dave Blackhurst, The Sentinel
  • Columnist:
    Peter Bossley, The Sentinel Sunday
  • Young journalist:
    Martin Breen, The Belfast Telegraph
  • Photographer:
    Mark Bickerdike, Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Sports photographer:
    Ann McManus, Irish News
  • Sports journalist:
    John Gibson, Evening Chronicle, Newcastle
  • Feature writer:
    Madeleine Brindley, Nottingham Evening Post
  • Specialist:
    Lisa Baxter, Evening Star, Ipswich
  • Scoop:
    Steve Lowe, Bedfordshire on Sunday
  • Front page:
    Grimsby Telegraph
  • Production team:
    The Sentinel Sunday
  • Campaign:
    Don Hale, Matlock Mercury
  • Online journalist:
    Melanie Henderson,
  • Website:
  • Press Gazette Gold Award:
    Ian Dowell, editor, Birmingham Evening Mail 1987 – 2001.

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