Just heard that one of our journalists - Lee Marlow - has won Feature Writer of the Year at the regional press awards in London today! Fantastic news and a deserved accolade for Lee who writes a great feature - in fact I was just enjoying reading some of his work for tomorrow's paper when I was told the news. Watch out for his double page interview with some of Leicester's homeless people tomorrow.
Lee was also shortlisted for the sports writers award.
Our Deputy Features Editor, Jeremy Clay, joined Lee on the shortlist for Feature Writer of the Year and was also shortlisted for the Columnist of the Year award. Congratulations to them both.
The features team, headed by Alex Dawson, certainly adds a massive dose of quality writing to the Mercury. To find two of the top six features writers in the country on one newspaper says something for that quality and, as Lee said, any member of the features team might have won the accolade!