News shortlisted

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THE NEWS was shortlisted for a national awards ceremony.

The Johnston Press (JP) title was named in the regional newspaper of the year category at the Newspaper Awards.

Ashley Highfield, chief executive of JP, tweeted a congratulatory message to The News editor Mark Waldron, it said: ‘Well done @pn_mark_waldron and team.’