Pa­per in run­ning for jour­nal­ism ‘Os­car’

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Macclesfield Ex­press has been short­listed for an award in what are known as the ‘Os­cars of re­gional jour­nal­ism’.

We are up for Weekly News­pa­per of the Year at the 2015 Re­gional Press Awards.

It fol­lows a busy year for the Ex­press in which we have led the cam­paign to find out the whole story of how tax­pay­ers’ money was wasted dur­ing the botched bid to build a waste trans­fer cen­tre at Lyme Green.

We also helped to win a re­prieve for Hollins View and brought out an ex­tra edi­tion to bring read­ers the ver­dicts fol­low­ing the trial into the death of Zain Sails­man.

The news­pa­per award, run by the So­ci­ety of Ed­i­tors, is open to all ti­tles across the UK.

We will be up against the Bath Chron­i­cle, Brent­wood Gazette, Cam­brian News, Keighley News and Kent Mes­sen­ger at the cen­tral Lon­don cer­e­mony on May 15.

Ex­press edi­tor Gareth Tid­man said: “We are up against the cream of the lo­cal press, so just be­ing nom­i­nated is recog­ni­tion for the hard work that is put in to fight for the peo­ple of Macclesfield and to pro­duce a pa­per that in­forms, en­ter­tains and re­ally gets to grips with the big is­sues in the town.

“We’ve got our fin­gers crossed for May 15.”

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