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There are now an ever-increasing number of regional and national industry awards providing recognition for the hard work journalists put in to producing newspapers each day.

Whatever the award, whether it be for specialist writing or UK-wide events, we will strive to cover them in this section.

'Refugee' award for Yorkshire journalist

A journalist from the Yorkshire Post has been awarded the Refugee Week Media Award. Feature writer Sheena Hastings won the award, which is sponsored by the Refugee Council, for a feature about the public’s attitude towards asylum seekers and how

Sentinel writer named top student

The Stoke Sentinel’s crime reporter, Samantha Lawton has won a national award for her work. She was named Student Journalist of the Year in awards sponsored by Press Gazette, after completing her journalism studies at Wolverhampton College by studying one

Gazette named best in the North West

Page 1 of 2 The Blackpool Gazette has been chosen as this year’s top daily newspaper at the annual BNFL-sponsored North West Newspaper Awards. The Gazette fought off tough competition from last year’s winner, the News & Star, Carlisle, and

Lifetime achievement for Scotsman writer

A journalist from The Scotsman has won a top award in British agricultural and countryside journalism. Fordyce Maxwell, the paper’s rural affairs editor, received the Netherthorpe Award for lifetime achievement after being nominated by colleagues. The judging panel praised him

Green robes honour for writer Dafydd

A journalist is to be admitted to the renowned Ovate Order at the National Eisteddfod in Pembrokeshire next month. The honour for Dafydd Norman Jones, who retired from the Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald, has come from the Gorsedd of Bards,

Veteran reporter wins MBE

The oldest female working journalist in Kent has been awarded the MBE for her outstanding service to the community. Barbara Butcher (84) – who last year plunged 200ft in a charity bungee jump – has been reporting the news around

'Shock and surprise' for editor-in-chief made MBE

Reg Herbert, former editor-in-chief of the Evening Leader newspaper group, has been awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to journalism. The popular journalist, pictured right, who served the Wrexham and Evening Leader from 1959 until his retirement

International award for EDP

The Eastern Daily Press has won an international award for its campaign to provide vital medical treatment for Sierra Leone war child Issa Kamara. The paper’s Justice for Issa campaign beat competition from several local and national newspapers and magazines

Award first for newspaper

The Evening Times in Glasgow has received an award from the city’s Lord Provost – making it the first newspaper to receive such an honour. Editor Charles McGhee accepted the medal – which recognises the paper’s commitment to Glasgow –

Euro-nomination for Holdthefrontpage

Holdthefrontpage has been shortlisted for the Best Overall Journalism Service in the 2002 European Online Journalism Awards. Also vying for the award are BBC Radio 4’s Today website and Guardian Unlimited. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in

Bravery award for journalist

A journalist who helped save a man’s life during an ill-fated hot air balloon expedition is to receive an award for bravery. Susie Weldon, culture editor at the Western Daily Press, travelled with adventurer David Hempleman-Adams as he attempted to

Essex journalists honoured

Top journalists from around Essex have been honoured at the inaugural Shepherd Neame awards. Among the winners, from both print and broadcast journalism, was Roddy Ashworth from the East Anglian Daily Times who was named Essex Newspaper Reporter of the

Herald writer wins international award

A Plymouth Evening Herald columnist has won an international book prize. Wendy Bray won the biography section at the Christian Book Awards 2002 for her book In the Palm of God’s Hand, which shares her experiences of coping with a

News staff from around UK honoured at Midlands event

The very best of Newsquest’s talent from across the UK has been recognised at the company’s annual awards event. The presentations took place at the company’s conference in Stratford-upon-Avon, where chairman Jim Brown handed the awards to the winners. The

Find out what the BT Awards judges said…

National winners of the coveted BT UK Regional Media Awards have celebrated their success with a victory lunch at the top of London’s BT Tower. Many of the winners traveled from Scotland to take their seats at the presentation, with

Hale's fight rewarded with OBE

Former Matlock Mercury editor Don Hale has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. It was recognition for his fight to free convicted murderer Stephen Downing from prison after 27 years. The award is the latest in a