Triple triumph for South Wales Echo at Trinity awards

The South Wales Echo scored a hat trick of awards at Trinity Mirror’s regional editorial awards, including the daily/sunday newspaper of the year.

Editor Alastair Milburn also picked up the trophies for best news pages in daily/Sunday titles and best innovation for the paper’s unique approach to reporting nostalgia, Blast from the Past.

The Cannock Chase Post picked up front page of the year for its splash: “One-legged lotto winner spends cash on sex change.” The judge said: “You couldn’t resist buying a paper with a headline like this!” The Chester Chronicle won two awards: best news pages (weekly titles) and paid-for weekly newspaper of the year. Here is the full list of winners: Best news pages (weekly titles): Chester Chronicle.

Best news pages (daily and Sunday titles): South Wales Echo. Best feature pages (weekly titles): South London Press. Best feature pages (daily and Sunday titles): Wales on Sunday. Best sports pages (weekly titles): Croydon Advertiser. Best sports pages (daily and Sunday titles): Liverpool Echo. Best editorial innovation: South Wales Echo. Campaign of the year: Liverpool Daily Post. Front page of the year: Cannock Chase. Free weekly newspaper of the year: The Press, Barnet. Paid-for weekly newspaper of the year: Chester Chronicle. Daily/Sunday newspaper of the year: South Wales Echo.

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