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Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000

The Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000 were announced at a gala dinner in Newcastle after the Weekly Newspaper Conference. Here is the full list:

Best advertisement feature – Paid-for weekly newspapers
Winner: Somerset County Gazette
Highly Commended: Luton News/Dunstable Gazette
Certificate of merit: Uttoxeter Advertiser
Certificate of merit: Carmarthen Journal

Best advertisement feature – Free weekly newspapers
Winner: Taunton Times
Highly Commended: Hereford Journal
Certificate of merit: Barnsley Independent

Best advertising platform related supplement – paid-for weekly newspapers
Winner: Hexham Courant
Highly Commended: Hinckley Times
Certificate of merit: Hinckley Times
Certificate of merit: Welwyn and Hatfield Times

Best advertising platform related supplement – free weekly newspapers
Winner: Belfast News
Highly Commended: Birkenhead News
Certificate of merit: Southport Champion

Most unusual or successful revenue producing idea – paid-for weekly newspapers
Winner: Southport Visiter
Highly Commended: Wakefield Express/Selby Times/Pontefract & Castlef
Certificate of merit: Eastbourne Herald

Most unusual or successful revenue producing idea – free weekly newspapers
Winner: Milton Keynes Citizen
Highly Commended: Dorset Advertiser Series
Certificate of merit: Luton/Dunstable Herald and Post

Best news journalist – paid-for weekly newspapers
Winner: Bryan Carter, Lancaster Guardian
Highly Commended: Kellie Redmond, South London Press
Certificate of merit: Lisa Mundy, Basildon Mail

Best news journalist – free weekly newspapers
Winner: Guy Anderson, Skelmersdale Champion
Highly Commended: Edward Swinden, Manchester Metro News
Certificate of merit: Nicola Adam, Preston Reporter

Best feature journalist – paid-for weekly
newspapers

Winner: Kellie Redmond, South London Press
Highly Commended: Steve Bennet, Sunbury & Sheperton Herald

Best feature journalist – free weekly newspapers
Winner: Nuala Naughton, East End Independent
Certificate of merit: Edward Swinden, Manchester Metro News

Best photographer – paid-for weekly newspapers
Winner: Vicky Alhadeff, Enfield Gazette
Highly Commended: Femi Omole, Enfield Gazette
Certificate of merit: Stuart McCufker, Galloway News
Certificate of merit: Rob Lovett, Southport Visiter

Best photographer – free weekly newspapers
Winner: Ian Mutch, Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
Highly Commended: Stuart Robinson, Aberdeen Herald and Post
Certificate of merit: Jane Sherlock, Luton Dunstable Herald and Post
Certificate of merit: Frank Orrell, Lancashire Publications

Free weekly newspaper community award
Winner: Staines Informer
Highly Commended: Luton Dunstable Herald and Post
Certificate of merit: Aberdeen Independent

Best distribution operation
Winner: Milton Keynes Citizen
Highly Commended: Bedfordshire Newspapers
Certificate of merit: Hinckley Herald

Best paid-for weekly newspaper in the south east, including London
Winner: The Bucks Herald
Highly Commended: South London Press
Certificate of merit: The Oxford Times

Best free weekly newspaper in the south east, including London
Winner: Milton Keynes Citizen
Highly Commended: Luton Dunstable Herald and Post
Certificate of merit: Herts Advertiser
Certificate of merit: The Comet

Best paid-for weekly newspaper in Wales and the west
Winner: Western Gazette
Highly Commended: North Wales Weekly News
Certificate of merit: Carmarthen Journal

Best free weekly newspaper in Wales and the west
Winner: Rhyl & Prestatyn Visitor
Highly Commended: Taunton Times
Certificate of merit: Wrexham Mail

Best paid-for weekly newspaper in the Midlands and East Anglia
Winner: Derbyshire Times
Highly Commended: Hinckley Times
Certificate of merit: Lynn News

Best free weekly newspaper in the Midlands and East Anglia
Winner: Sutton Coldfield Observer
Highly Commended: The Hunts Post
Certificate of merit: Northampton Mercury

Best paid-for weekly newspaper in the north
Winner: The Cumberland News
Highly Commended: Southport Visiter
Certificate of merit: Chester Chronicle

Best free weekly newspaper in the north
Winner: Tameside Advertiser
Highly Commended: Wharfe Valley Times
Certificate of merit: Southport Champion

Best paid-for weekly newspaper in Scotland
Winner: Stirling Observer
Highly Commended: The Wishaw Press
Certificate of merit: The Hamilton Advertiser

Best free weekly newspaper in Scotland
Winner: Aberdeen Independent
Certificate of merit: Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra

Best paid-for weekly newspaper in Northern Ireland
Winner: Impartial Reporter
Certificate of merit: Farm Trader

Best free weekly newspaper in Northern Ireland
Winner: Belfast News

Paid-for weekly newspaper of the year
Winner: The Bucks Herald

Free weekly newspaper of the year
Winner: Milton Keynes Citizen

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