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Success for The Sentinel at O2 Media Awards

Posted December 15, 2014 | Latest Awards,Latest Events
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Daily scoops Supplement of the Year award and is highly commended in Daily Newspaper of the Year category   

The Sentinel won one award and was highly commended in four other categories last night at the O2 Media Awards North West.

The Sentinel team of Richard Ault, Martin Brough and Rob Allcock triumphed in the Supplement of the Year category for ‘D-Day: The Final Salute’ which told the real life stories of our surviving Normandy veterans through print and film.   They were presented with their award by four World War Two veterans – including one who fought on Juno beach on June 6, 1944.   Meanwhile, The Sentinel was highly commended in the Daily Newspaper of the Year category, with judges commenting that it is a “superb regional newspaper which clearly cares about its communities”.   Also at last night’s awards ceremony, held at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, Mary-ann Astle was highly commended in the Community Journalism category for her work on the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival.   In addition, Mary-ann and Martin Brough were highly commended in the Team of the Year category for their work in creating the Robbie Williams tourist trail, public exhibition, Kindle book and 40th birthday supplement which culminated in the man himself receiving the Freedom of the City.   Finally, Richard Ault was highly commended in the Feature Writer of the Year category for his work bringing to life the stories of local soldiers who fought in the Great War.   Sentinel editor Martin Tideswell said: “I’d like to congratulation the award winners, and also everyone at The Sentinel who plays a part, day-in, day-out, in helping us deliver great online journalism and to create a newspaper which remains local at heart and fiercely proud of the communities we serve.”