Daily Mail named newspaper of the year

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The Daily Mail has been named newspaper of the year at this year's Press Awards, which commend British print journalism.

The paper picked up a total of seven awards, including campaign of the year for its coverage of the two men convicted of Stephen Lawrence's murder.

The scoop of the year gong went to the Guardian for breaking the Milly Dowler phone-hacking scandal.

The awards ceremony, organised by the Society of Editors, was held in London.

Craig Brown won a trio of awards, for most popular columnist, the best of humorous writing and best critic for the Mail on Sunday.

The Daily Mail's other awards included feature writer and news team of the year, and the Mail Online was named website of the year.

Melanie Reid, who has been documenting her battle to walk again since she fell from a horse, was named best broadsheet columnist for The Times.

The newspaper also scooped sports journalist of the year, best cartoonist and business and finance team of the year.

There were two prizes for the Sunday Times newspaper and the Times Magazine was named supplement of the year.

The Daily Telegraph picked up four prizes, including sports team of the year and front page of the year for their London riots coverage in August.

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