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East beats West in Midlands awards battle

Daily newspapers in the East Midlands trounced their counterparts in the west of the region as the winners 2010 Midlands Media Awards were announced last night.

The Northcliffe-owned Leicester Mercury, Nottingham Evening Post and Derby Telegraph won three awards apiece, with the Telegraph’s sister magazine The Derbyshire scooping a fourth title for its Derby team.

However the west walked off with the biggest prize of the evening as the Worcester News was named Newspaper of the Year.

Also in the honours was the Birmingham-based Sunday Mercury with two awards.

Last night’s event at the ICC Birmingham was organised by the Birmingham Press Club and attended by hundreds of journalists from across the region.

The full list of winners is as follows:

News Reporter of the Year (Daily): Charles Walker – Nottingham Post

News Reporter of the Year (Weekly): Sam Dimmer – Hinckley Times

Photographer of the Year (Regional): Jason Skarratt – BPM Media

Photographer of the Year (Weekly): Angela Ward – Mansfield Chad

Sports Photographer of the Year: Mike Sewell – Leicester Mercury

The Trevor Roberts Award: Laura Page – Derby Telegraph

Sports Journalist of the Year: Steve Nicholson – Derby Telegraph

Feature Writer of the Year: Erik Petersen – Nottingham Post

Newcomer of the Year: Delia Monk – Nottingham Post

Business Journalist of the Year: Robin Johnson – Derby Telegraph

Magazine of the Year: The Derbyshire – Jill Gallone

Scoop of the Year: Jeanette Oldham – Sunday Mercury

TV/Radio Journalist of the Year: Jonathan Gibson – ITV

Headline of the Year: Rob Madill – Coventry Telegraph

Columnist of the Year: Adam Wakelin – Leicester Mercury

Online Journalist of the Year: Jonny Greatrex – Sunday Mercury

Community Campaign of the Year: Gemma Peplow – Leicester Mercury

Digital Innovation Award: Birmingham City Council for

Student Journalist of the Year: Rebecca Johnson – Nottingham Trent University

Newspaper of the Year: Worcester News – Kevin Ward


Methuselah (17/05/2010 09:26:11)
Not one Midland News contribution to the list! What a sad indictment for a once-dynamic operation, especially for one with “the finest editor in regional evening newspapers”. Obviously his staff are no match for his talents . . . or perhaps they are !!