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Cambridge Independent wins Weekly Newspaper of the Year title at national awards for fifth consecutive time

The Cambridge Independent has won the Local Weekly Newspaper of the Year title for the fifth time on the trot.

It was named as winner at The Newspaper Awards 2023 - previously known as the NewsAwards - at a ceremony in London last night (Tuesday).

The judges praised the Cambridge Independent's design and photography
The judges praised the Cambridge Independent's design and photography

Judges praised the Cambridge Independent’s “striking design and bold images” as they announced that the title, published by the independent Iliffe Media group, had retained the title it won last year and in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. Covid prevented the awards taking place in 2020.

Editor Paul Brackley said: “We are absolutely delighted. Every member of the team works so hard every week to produce the best newspaper we can, so it’s wonderful to be recognised for a fifth time in a row at a national level.

“We are grateful to all our contributors, who play such an important role for us, and for the vital ongoing support of our readers and advertisers.

“Regional media faces all kinds of competition, but we believe it has a huge role to play in connecting, informing and entertaining communities.”

The awards are organised by the Production Journal in association with Fujifilm.

Highly commended in the Local Weekly Newspaper of the Year category - which was sponsored by Papermule - was a fellow Iliffe Media title, the New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times.

And Velvet, the Cambridge Independent’s sister monthly lifestyle magazine, was commended in the Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year category, sponsored by Walstead UK, and won by Shropshire Magazine.

Meanwhile, the Financial Times took home the National Newspaper of the Year title, with The Guardian highly commended.

You can see the results in full here.

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