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Regional title launches new awards scheme after print return

A regional publication has returned to launch a new awards scheme after a brief print hiatus.

Oswestry Life has launched its Local Heroes Awards in a bid to lift spirits on its patch during the coronavirus crisis.

The magazine did not publish in print during May and June due to the pandemic, but has since returned in all formats.

It is currently delivered to 7,000 homes each month, while its Facebook page has almost 19,000 followers.

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David Lee-Birch, joint managing director of the title’s owner DTS Media Ltd, told HTFP: “We wanted to celebrate how, as a local community we have all pulled together and supported one another in and around the town of Oswestry.

“The ‘Oswestry Life Local Heroes Awards’ have been introduced this year to honour and celebrate the person or persons, who are and have been making significant contributions to our community, through their time, actions, talents and dedication.

“These local awards are to celebrate the amazing things that residents of all ages have done or are still doing to help make better or just make Oswestry a better and safer place to work and live.

“These awards are to put the feel-good factor back into Oswestry and show how as a local community we can beat and continue to thrive through uncertain times.

“Persons being nominated for the various awards will have, or are still demonstrating qualities of compassion, determination, service to either one organisation or a variety of volunteer activities in one year.”

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