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South West awards shortlist

Three newspapers are in the running for the title of Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year in the BT West of England Press and Broadcast Awards.

The Bristol Evening Post, the Western Daily Press and the Western Morning News make up the shortlist.

The winner of this, and 12 other categories, will be announced at a presentation lunch at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Bristol, on May 19. The nominations are:

Business Journalist of the Year
Carys Edwards – BBC South West
Neil Gallacher – BBC South West
Rob Sims – Express & Echo, Exeter
Christopher Starkie – Evening Post, Bristol

Sports Journalist of the Year
Roland Arblaster – HTV West
Richard Cowdery – Western Morning News
David Pedler – North Devon Journal
Geoff Twentyman – BBC Radio Bristol

News Photographer of the Year
Sam Moore – Freelance (Cornwall)
Glenn Phillips – Wiltshire Times
Steve Pope – Herald Express Torquay

Feature Writer of the Year
Jane Gillard – Western Morning News
Matt Reeder – Evening Advertiser, Swindon
Will Simpson – The Big Issue South West

Radio News Broadcaster of the Year
Chris Blount – BBC Radio Cornwall
Mark Cummings – BBC Radio Gloucestershire
Tim Hubbard – BBC Radio Cornwall

Television News Broadcaster of the Year
Steve Brodie – BBC News West
Alison Delaney – HTV West
James Garrett – HTV West
Matthew Hill – BBC News West

Weekly News Journalist of the Year
Tristan Cork – Malmesbury Standard
Ceri Doyle – Weston & Somerset Mercury
Ian Shepherd – Cornish Guardian

Daily News Journalist of the Year
Stephen Grant – Evening Herald, Plymouth
Tom Henry – Western Daily Press
Tom Richmond – Express & Echo, Exeter

BT/Guild of Editors Newcomer of the Year
Jonathan Gibson – Carlton Westcountry Television
Megan Lloyd Davies – Express & Echo, Exeter
Julie Wheldon – Western Morning News

News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
Carlton Westcountry Television
Classic Gold 666 & 954 (Devon)
HTV West

Weekly Newspaper of the Year
Somerset County Gazette
Somerset Guardian
Weston & Somerset Mercury
Wiltshire Times

Daily Newspaper of the Year
Evening Post, Bristol
Western Daily Press
Western Morning News

Website Publication of the Year
North Devon Journal (
Western Media Publishing Ltd (
Western Media Publishing Ltd (

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