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Vote for your regional newspaper Front Page of 2018

Voting closes today in our annual contest to find the best regional newspaper front page of the last 12 months.

Before Christmas we published a long-list of contenders featuring some of the best front pages that we have featured on the site during 2018, inviting HTFP readers to add their own suggestions.

We have now whittled the list down to a final shortlist of ten, featuring eight of our original 15-strong selection and two that have been nominated by readers.

To vote, scroll to the bottom of the page and select up to three contenders from the list. Voting will close at 5pm on Wednesday 2 January with the winner announced tomorrow.

Coverage of significant annversaries features strongly in our list with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One (The Northern Echo) and the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing (Manchester Evening News) both shortlisted.

There are also contrasting tributes to physicist Stephen Hawking (Cambridge News and Cambridge Independent) as well as coverage of the death of footballing great Jimmy Armfield (Blackpool Gazette.)

Coverage of the ‘Beast from the East’ spawned two nominations, for the Daily Record and the Fife Free Press, while The Argus’s take on a visit to Brighton by newlyweds Harry and Meghan also makes the list.

The list of nominees is completed by two hard-hitting investigations into social issues on their respective patches – the Dundee Evening Telegraph on a spate od drugs deaths, and the Manchester Evening News on homelessness.

Here is our final shortlist of contenders.

Jimmy Armfield 1935-2018 – Blackpool Gazette

The front page of yesterday's Gazette

We’re Three Cans Deep – Daily Record

Snow Glasgow

‘Remember to look up at the stars…’ – Cambridge Independent

Cambridge Hawking

Salute to our snow heroes – Fife Free Press

FFP snow

Goodbye Professor – Cambridge News

Hawking 2

72 Dead – Dundee Evening Telegraph

The Evening Telegraph splashed on the figures on Tuesday

Manchester terror attack – one year on – Manchester Evening News

MEN anniversary

1918-2018 – The Northern Echo

NE1918

They’re Coming – The Argus, Brighton

HarryMeghan

Scandal – Manchester Evening News

MEN scandal

Now cast your vote!

Remember, you can vote for up to three contenders.

What was the best UK regional newspaper front page of 2018?

  • Jimmy Armfield 1935-2018 - Blackpool Gazette (45%, 1,277 Votes)
  • 'Remember to look up at the stars...' - Cambridge Independent (25%, 731 Votes)
  • Manchester terror attack - one year on - Manchester Evening News (20%, 581 Votes)
  • Goodbye Professor - Cambridge News (18%, 519 Votes)
  • 1918-2018 - The Northern Echo (10%, 298 Votes)
  • Scandal - Manchester Evening News (6%, 182 Votes)
  • We're Three Cans Deep - Daily Record (4%, 129 Votes)
  • Salute to our snow heroes - Fife Free Press (3%, 98 Votes)
  • 72 Dead - Dundee Evening Telegraph (3%, 87 Votes)
  • They're Coming - The Argus, Brighton (1%, 43 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,868

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