THE National has been shortlisted for the Weekly Newspaper of the Year prize at the industry awards ceremony, Newsawards. 

We launched our new, Wales-wide news service with a special St David’s Day print edition on March 1 this year and, following a further special print edition previewing the Senedd elections, launched as a weekly title from April 17. 

The tabloid edition is now available in newsagents and supermarkets across Wales every Saturday. 

Editor, Gavin Thompson, said the shortlisting was a tribute to the work involved in putting together a new national newspaper alongside website, thenational.wales

“I am very proud of the team who have launched and built a new national news service from scratch,” said Gavin. 

“Being nominated for the Newsawards is recognition for all the hard work everyone has put in. 

“Our mission is to provide Wales with an alternative national news service, which we have done. The paper is well loved by loyal readers, and I’m grateful to everyone who buys it. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do pick up a copy on Saturday. 

“Subscribers to our website, however, is how we fund our journalism. So if, like the judges, you value what we do, please become a digital subscriber and support a stronger Welsh media.” 

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The National is shortlisted for Weekly Newspaper of the Year with other nominees being the Cambridge Independent, Ham & High, Kent Messenger, Lynn News, Newbury Weekly News, Stratford Herald and the Hereford Times, which is also published by Newsquest. 

Newsawards are the only awards that are dedicated to celebrating the best in news media print, technology and business innovation and nominees in other categories include the Daily Mail, Financial Times, The Observer and Sunday Telegraph among others. 

Winners will be announced at gala event at the Royal Lancaster hotel, London on November 11. 

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