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Press Gazette award winners

Winners of the Press Gazette Regional Press Awards have received their prizes from former Coventry Evening Telegraph journalist Dermot Murnaghan – who now presents ITV’s nightly news. The top prize of Newspaper of the Year, sponsored by National Savings, was

MEN crowned NW Daily of the Year

The Manchester Evening News was named Daily Newspaper of the Year in last night’s BT North West Press and Broadcast Awards. We have the full list of winners and runners-up, plus what the judges said. Daily Newspaper of the Year:

MPs sign up to support striking journalists

Editorial staff involved in a dispute over pay are receiving support from MPs who have signed an Early Day Motion in parliament. Members of the National Union of Journalists at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles have already held two days

Reporter still facing jail threat

Journalist Steve Panter still has the threat of jail hanging over him for contempt of court. The Manchester Crown Court judge presiding over his contempt hearing has decided to refer the matter back to the Attorney General for a decision.

BT winners celebrate

The Yorkshire Post and the Hinckley Times were named Daily and Weekly Newspapers of the Year in the prestigious BT UK Regional Press and Broadcast Awards 2000. An audience of 240 journalists at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, heard praise

Awards hopefuls line up for prestigious BT final

The cream of the regional media will be saluted on Thursday as the prestigious BT national awards for excellence are handed out. A quality field of entrants, already crowned regional winners in nine heats across the country, has been chosen

MEN bids for seven titles

The Manchester Evening News dominates the shortlist for this year’s BT North West Press and Broadcast Awards. The paper is up against the Liverpol Echo and the Carlisle News & Star in the North West Daily Newspaper of the Year

Journalists' book war is murder

A BATTLE of the books has broken out over the Dr Harold Shipman murders. Addicted To Murder, by award-winning Manchester Evening News reporter Mikaela Sitford, was first to hit the bookshelves, quickly followed by Prescription For Murder, by Brian Whittle

Law expert calls for contempt review

A newspaper law expert has called for a review of the Contempt of Court Act, and suggested a study into the actual impact on jurors of pre-trial publicity surrounding a case. Express Newspapers’ legal advisor Justin Walford said the fault

Journalist Panter will not face contempt action

Manchester Evening News journalist Steve Panter has been told that he will not face further legal action for failing to reveal his sources in a Crown Court case. The matter was referred to the Attorney General’s office for a decision,

MPs support Steve Panter

Journalists are being urged to lobby their MPs to bring an end to uncertainty for Manchester Evening News reporter Steve Panter. He faces prison for refusing to reveal his sources when called as a witness to a crown court case.

Conscientious effort to avoid situation

The Manchester Evening News has been found guilty of contempt of court after writing about the killers of Jamie Bulger. Click here to read the full story. But what went wrong on the day of publication? According to the evidence