Evening Star shortlisted for awards

YOUR Evening Star will be attending a glittering awards ceremony once again next month after campaigning for the people of Suffolk during the past year.

YOUR Evening Star will be attending a glittering awards ceremony once again next month after campaigning for the people of Suffolk during the past year.

The paper, which has won six evening newspaper awards in the last decade, has been nominated in seven categories at the EDF Energy East of England Media Awards.

The awards highlight the best of journalism across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Evening Star editor, Nigel Pickover, said: “We're delighted to have been nominated in so many categories.

“The Evening Star is a community paper and we are so proud to serve the people of greater Ipswich.”

The categories the Star has been nominated in include Front Page of the Year, Daily Newspaper of the Year, and Campaign of the Year for the SOS appeal, aimed at highlighting problems in Suffolk's health services, such at the Animal Hospital story.

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Mr Pickover added: “No newspaper anywhere has been as successful in highlighting problems which arise in the NHS.”

The other categories in which the Star will be represented are Print Journalist of the Year (Daily) where health reporter Sarah Gillett and senior reporter Lisa Woollard, who is also nominated in the Feature Writer of the Year category, are fighting each other and three other journalists for the award.

Rebecca Lefort, who joined the paper as a reporter in February, is up for Newcomer of the Year, and Andy Abbott and James Fletcher are both nominated for Photographer of the Year.

The winners will be announced at a gala awards evening at the Suffolk Showground on January 19.

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