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 Contractor appointed to repair Rock Park Bridge
- 2 Braunton assault leaves teen with 'serious head injuries' - witness appeal
- 3 Scream mask knifeman caused terror at Barnstaple play park
- 4 Nightwalk returns for 2021 with brand-new venue
- 5 Yelland Quay development refused - Campaigners celebrate
- 6 HubHop - New shopping app for independent shops in North Devon
- 7 Man, 22, arrested after cyclist dies in Bideford crash
- 8 North Devon benefit fiddler must cash in pension to repay the money
- 9 Man dies in crash involving bicycle and car in Bideford
- 10 Financial support for survivors of domestic violence in North Devon
“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’.