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Archant East is celebrating after it scored a magnificent seven winners at the EDF East of England Awards held yesterday, including a clean sweep of all three print newspaper categories.

There were also four individual winners including an impressive double from digital and sports journalist Michael Bailey from Archant Norfolk.

The Eastern Daily Press was named best daily paper, sister Archant title the North Herts Comet won best weekly free newspaper and the Lowestoft and Southwold Journal best weekly paid-for.

In the individual classes there were two prizes for Archant Norfolk’s Michael Bailey, who was named both digital journalist of the year and sports journalist of the year for his print and online coverage of Norwich City. Archant Norfolk photographer Ian Burt was named news photographer of the year and graphic journalist Annette Hudson, also from Norfolk, was named designer of the year.

Reacting to the awards success, Archant chief executive, Adrian Jeakings, said: "I want to warmly congratulate all of our colleagues whose work has been recognised in the East of England awards. To pick up all three print newspaper titles plus four individual accolades sends out a clear message about the quality of the work produced from right across Archant East - well done."

The awards, held in association with HoldtheFrontPage were handed out at the Radisson Blue Hotel at Stansted Airport.

Now in their ninth year, the East of England Awards cover Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and part of Bedfordshire.

Pictured top is double award winner Michael Bailey (right).

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