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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.

Regionals across the UK scoop press awards

The Yorkshire Post has been crowned Newspaper of the Year in the Regional Newspaper Awards.The paper beat Free Newspaper of the Year The Wharf, and the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald, which was named Weekly Newspaper of the Year. The Yorkshire

True Star performer reveals the secret of success

It may seem to the outside world to be a small evening paper that covers the news in sleepy Suffolk. But the Ipswich-based Evening Star is wowing the people that count – its peers in the newspaper industry. It was

"Editorial excellence" award for Steve

A former regional press reporter has won an award for his magazine in Hong Kong. Steve Shellum, who worked as a reporter and sub editor on the Exeter Express & Echo, received the award from the Society of Publishers in

Peter's surprise honour

Nottingham Evening Post photojournalist Peter Jordan has received a surprise award. In recognition of his journalistic work in the community, Peter was presented with the vocational service cup from the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park, during its end-of-year dinner. Peter,

New awards scheme moved to March

The West Midlands Media Awards are to take place for the first time next March. The event, organised by Birmingham Press Club, had originally been planned to take place this autumn, but they have now decided to wait until the

'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