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Choose your Front Page of the Year for 2023

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The year’s end is drawing nigh and once again it’s time to ask HTFP readers to rate their best regional press front page of 2023.

We have selected 12 of the front pages that have been featured in HTFP stories over the past year and are asking you to choose your favourite.

The poll is now open for two weeks with the winner to be announced on the site on Thursday 4 January.

Our selection is drawn from 12 different regional press titles and you can vote for up to three contenders.

The shortlist includes front pages featuring stories ranging from the war in Ukraine to the Eurovision Song Contest, and from King Charles’ coronation to the departure of Edinburgh zoo’s pandas.

The year’s big political developments are reflected in The National’s coverage of the spring Budget and the Press and Journal’s treatment of Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation as Scottish First Minister.

There are campaigning fronts such as Reading Today’s coverage of the suicide of a headteacher on its patch following an Ofsted inspection, and the Inverness Courier’s response to the cancellation of a major road scheme.

And hard news splashes include coverage of a dramatic fire at a pub in Sussex and the discovery of a mobility scooter spotted trundling up the M6.

Last year’s poll resulted in a runaway victory for the Derry Journal for its dramatic front page ‘Never Forget’ to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

The full shortlist can be found below. Scroll down to the end to cast your votes.

Crowning Glory – The Herald

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The Ofsted problem – Reading Today

Reading Ofsted

‘In my head and in my heart I know that the time is now’ – The Press and Journal

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Spotted on the M6 – Lancashire Post

How the Lancashire Post covered the story of police pulling over a mobility scooter from the middle lane of the M6.

Betty Boothroyd 1929-2023 -The Yorkshire Post

YP Boothroyd

Is this what you meant by pooling and sharing? – The National

Budget23 National

Ukraine: A year of war in Europe – The Scotsman

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Perfect – Sunday Echo

Liverpool Eurovision Sunday

 RIP SNP promise of dualling A9 by 2025 – Inverness Courier

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Bee Here Now – Manchester Evening News

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 We Must Rebuild The Angel – Midhurst and Petworth Observer

Midhurst Angel

 We Will Miss You – Edinburgh Evening News

The Edinburgh Evening News front page.

What was the best newspaper front page of 2023?

  • The Ofsted problem - Reading Today (46%, 959 Votes)
  • RIP SNP promise of dualling A9 by 2025 - Inverness Courier (40%, 839 Votes)
  • We Must Rebuild The Angel - Midhurst and Petworth Observer (3%, 62 Votes)
  • 'In my head and "'In my heart I know that the time is now" - The Press and Journal (2%, 40 Votes)
  • Bee Here Now - Manchester Evening News (2%, 40 Votes)
  • Is this what you meant by pooling and sharing? - The National (2%, 37 Votes)
  • Ukraine: A year of war in Europe - The Scotsman (2%, 34 Votes)
  • Perfect - Sunday Echo (1%, 30 Votes)
  • Betty Boothroyd 1929-2023 -The Yorkshire Post (1%, 29 Votes)
  • We Will Miss You - Edinburgh Evening News (1%, 23 Votes)
  • Crowning Glory - The Herald (1%, 17 Votes)
  • Spotted on the M6 - Lancashire Post (1%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,077

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