Midweek’s the top in the West - again!
- Credit: Theo Moye
The Midweek Herald has been named the top free newspaper in the South West - for the second successive year.
Reporter Katy Griffin was presented with the prestigious EDF Energy South West Media award at a glittering ceremony at the home of the Exeter Chiefs.
The Archant-owned newspaper was among the three free newspapers shortlisted. The other two were the North Devon Gazette and Nailsea, Clevedon and Portishead Times - both Archant titles, too.
The judges said: “The Midweek Herald is a great weekly, with good hard news and a consistently high story count.
“It doesn’t try to cram too much on the front, with confidence in the strength of its splashes.
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“Inside it’s busier, with lots of news, photos, court reporting, opinion and features.
“The paper is full of faces and is not afraid to cover big issues.
- 1 'No Fuel' - Panic buying and fuel shortages hit North Devon
- 2 £34,000 raised for plumber Jed Mason with stage four cancer in less than 48 hours
- 3 One of Bideford's oldest tea rooms sold at auction
- 4 Clubber denies headbutt assault in Barnstaple
- 5 Brunswick Wharf developer given grant money to fix quay wall
- 6 New details on Barnstaple town centre regeneration revealed
- 7 Barnstaple dealer says £3,100 stash in loft was poor quality
- 8 Opening of new nature reserve in Lynton
- 9 MISSING: Police search for David Kose from Ilfracombe
- 10 Celebrations as gate to Pilton's Manning's Pit officially opened
“Sport coverage includes football, rugby, running, netball, hockey, bowls, golf and a full page devoted to league tables.
“Good journalism ensures all angles are covered – and it’s been another successful year in terms of advertising revenue.”
The judges concluded the Herald was an ‘impressive and in-depth read’.