Canalside hosts celebration

Double for BBC man headlines winners’ roll at annual awards

Canalside, the events venue in the Cube, hosted the Midlands Media Awards. The Burton Mail was named newspaper of the year, while for the second year running Jonathan Gibson of BBC Inside Out West Midlands won the television journalist and story of the year categories. The president’s award went to Mike Lockley of the Sunday Mercury, who was also named weekly news reporter of the year.


1 Co-hosts Bob Warman and Llewela Bailey with Tara and India Pooni

2 Helen Kreft, Rhea Turner, Russell Jeans, Burton Mail editor Emma Turton, Julie Crouch

3 Caroline Lowbridge, Sue Green, Lewis Cox

4 Mike Lockley, winner of the president’s award

5 Tom Colley, Siobhan Molley, Mark Hadley, Katie Cohen, Mike Finnegan, Steve Gracey

6 Rhea Turner, Nicholas Reid, Helen Kreft

7 Jonathan Gibson, Jennie Downton

8 Milly Taylor, Sian Young, Kate Gothorp

Photography by Spanner in the Works and John Charlton