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EDF Energy East of England Media Awards

Editorial talent from the East of England is being invited to dust off their cuttings and rewind their tapes to enter a new awards scheme for the regional media. Entries are now being sought for the EDF Energy East of

South West Media Awards winners announced

The 2005 winners of the EDF Energy South West Media Awards are: Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Gareth Williams, Express & Echo. “These were impressive pictures of real people in real situations, demonstrating style and technical competence. Gareth’s enthusiasm shines

22 publications in frame for South West media awards

The shortlist of nominees for the EDF Energy South West Media Awards 2005 has been announced. It reveals that more than 20 different publications are in with a chance of scooping a win at the inaugural awards. And – courtesy

WMN is crowned Britain's best rural newspaper

The Western Morning News has been voted Britain’s best rural newspaper. It was crowned Rural Newspaper of the Year at the National Farmers’ Union’s Countryside Awards for Excellence, after being nominated by a reader. The award was presented to editor

WMN is honoured for its "outstanding" coverage

The Western Morning News has received a special award from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in recognition of its “outstanding” coverage of the organisation’s activities. The award was presented to WMN editor Barrie Williams by RNLI chief executive Andrew Fremantle,

Hard-working news staff are honoured at gala event

Northcliffe Newspapers has rewarded the hard work of its staff at a special gala evening and awards ceremony. The group’s best editorial campaigns, initiatives and sale generating ideas were recognised at its internal Circulation, Editorial and Promotion Awards. Among the

Royal award honour for Barrie Williams

Westcountry journalist Barrie Williams is to receive a prestigious award from the Prince of Wales in recognition of his role in helping to look after the countryside. Barrie, who is editor of the Western Morning News, is to receive the

Columnist notches up another honour

An award-winning writer has added to his collection of honours by being named as a top nature writer in the This Britain contest. Trevor Beer, of the Western Morning News, was awarded the MBE in January for services to journalism

Trevor scoops the MBE for services to journalism

Trevor Beer, the wildlife and countryside columnist for the Western Morning News, has been honoured with the MBE for his services to journalism and the environment. Trevor is a freelance journalist who helped set a up a chain of wildlife

Award for WMN farming editor

Carol Trewin, farming editor of the Western Morning News, has won first prize in the Hydro Awards for farming journalists. She received the award for her article on badgers and bovine TB, published in the WMN last December. Judges at

Regional Press Awards shortlist announced

Judging is now under way to select the winners of the Press Gazette’s Regional Press Awards 2001. ITN political editor John Sergeant will present the winners, whittled from an entry of more than 700, with their awards at the Hilton

Trevor's commitment is honoured at awards

A westcountry columnist’s dedication to conservation has been recognised at a national awards ceremony. Trevor Beer, who writes a daily Nature Watch column for the Western Morning News, was awarded the David Bellamy Prize by the British Conservation Society in