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Sir Bernard Ingham to entertain news staff on regional press awards night

Journalists from across Yorkshire will be fighting it out for the prizes at the Yorkshire Press Awards later this week.

News staff from across the county will gather at the Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa in Leeds on Thursday, when winners will be announced during a glittering ceremony.

Guests will also be entertained by keynote speaker Sir Bernard Ingham, former press secretary to Lady Thatcher.

The event is sponsored by Yorkshire Water, with support from the Yorkshire Forward Development Agency.

A list of nominees is below:

Designer of the Year
Lisa Cook — York Evening Press
Ian Bond — Hull Daily Mail
Alex Leys — Hull Daily Mail

Young Journalist of the Year
Sally George — Scarborough Evening News
Tom Stirling — Evening Press York
Joanne Mead — Dewsbury Reporter
Ellen Widdup— Evening Courier

Campaign of the Year
Jenny Parkin — Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Alan Powell — The Star Sheffield

Business Writer of the Year
Greg Wright — Yorkshire Post
Alistair Houghton — Hull Daily Mail

Leader Writer of the Year
Richard Hopwood —Yorkshire Post
Tom Richmond — Yorkshire Post
Tim Power — Evening Courier
John Meehan — Hull Daily Mail

Columnist of the Year
Denis Kilcommons — Huddersfield Examiner
William Marshall — Evening Courier
John Avison — Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Anne Pickles — Yorkshire Evening Post

Feature Writer of the Year — Weekly
Lisa Rookes — Wakefield Express
Jimmy Rice — Spenborough Guardian
Jemma Walton — Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group

Feature Writer of the Year — Daily
David Clensy — Hull Daily Mail
Tim Power — Evening Courier
Lucy Ashton — Sheffield Star
Anne Pickles — Yorkshire Evening Post

Photographer of the Year — Weekly
Doug Jackson — Whitby Gazette
Andrew Bellis — Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group
John Clifton — Wakefield Express, Selby Times

Photographer of the Year — Daily
Simon Paul Renilson — Hull Daily Mail
Rob Stebbing — Hull Daily Mail
Bruce Rollinson — Yorkshire Post
Simon Hulme — Yorkshire Post

Sports Writer of the Year
Martin Smith — Sheffield Star
Phil Rostron — Yorkshire Evening Post
John Ledger — Yorkshire Post
Paul Dews — Yorkshire Evening Post

News Reporter of the Year — Weekly
Richard Harris — Whitby Gazette
Helen Goodwin — Dewsbury Reporter
David Knight — Barnsley Chronicle
Samantha Porter — Dewsbury Reporter

News Reporter of the Year — Daily
Maggie Stratton — Yorkshire Post
Rob Waugh — Yorkshire Post
Paul Robinson — Yorkshire Evening Post
Rick Lyon — Hull Daily Mail