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Host of accolades picked up at Yorkshire Press Awards

The Yorkshire Press Awards saw a wide range of papers and reporters pick up prizes to acknowledge their hard work over the past 12 months. Here’s the complete list of winners and highly commended in each category: Newspaper of the

Company awards at YRN

The Malton and Pickering Mercury won Newspaper of the Year at the recent Yorkshire Regional Newspapers Ltd Awards. Since re-launching, the title has doubled in circulation and campaigned for a Roman Fort to be excavated to form a major tourist

43 per cent pass rate for Autumn NCE

The National Certificate has been awarded to 103 candidates who sat the NCE earlier this year – a pass rate of 43 per cent. Just under half the 239 candidates entered for the exam have qualified as journalists after sitting

Quirky photo contest: WIN £100

Bag yourself an extra Christmas present just by sending in your funny pictures

Whitby to the Westcountry… and beyond – by moped

Adventurous photographer Doug Jackson has returned to the picture desk of the Whitby Gazette after taking part in an epic cross-country challenge. Doug, (28), was part of a team of five to complete a 1,000 mile trip from John O’Groats

Snapper prepares for cross-country charity challenge

Press snapper Doug Jackson is preparing to take part in an epic trip across Great Britain – travelling from John O’Groats to Land’s End on a moped. The Whitby Gazette photographer is planning to join a team of six on

News in brief

MD to leave after 18 years with Northcliffe. Plus: Mail readers help raise £2.5m – and more news in brief

N Yorks newspaper press set to close

Up to 11 jobs at risk in Johnston Press plan to send printing work to other centres

Paper celebrates with Special Edition brew

The Whitby Gazette has teamed up with local brewery Black Dog to launch a beer to mark the paper’s 150th anniversary. The 5.2 per cent bitter Whitby Gazette Special Edition is available at selected pubs in the Whitby area –