Commendation for news teams

Staff picture of Pontefract and Castleford Express and Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express
Staff picture of Pontefract and Castleford Express and Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

Staff at the Pontefract and Castleford Express and sister title Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express have been highly commended in the O2 Yorkshire and Humber Media Awards last Thursday.

The news teams were finalists for editorial team of the year for their joint work covering the M62 crash which claimed the life of South Elmsall teenager Bethany Jones, but lost out to BBC Radio Sheffield.

Julie Sambrook, news editor for both papers, said: “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of the reporters to be nominated alongside daily and regional press for such a prestigious award.”