Top award nominations for Evening Post’s editorial team

Aasma Day as a wedding co-ordinator at Stanley House.

Aasma Day as a wedding co-ordinator at Stanley House.

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The Lancashire Evening Post and its journalists have been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards.

The paper’s newsroom has been shortlisted for Team of the Year in the highly competitive O2 North West Media Awards which are regarded as the “Oscars” of journalism.

The Evening Post has been nominated for the award for its coverage of the passing of Sir Tom Finney.

Investigative Reporter and Lifestyle Editor Aasma Day has also been shortlisted in the O2 Media Awards and is a finalist in the Specialist Reporter of the Year category.

Aasma has also been shortlisted in the Scoop of the Year category for her story about Wendy Hamriding who suffered horrendous injuries and lost and eye when her dog ate half her face.

Aasma, 37, who has been working at the Evening Post for 16 years, was shortlisted for both awards after submitting a portfolio of stories.

Her portfolio included her Lancashire’s Love Cheats investigation and her coverage of the tragic death of four-year-old Jai Joshi from Penwortham.

With more than 350 individual entries the O2 Awards are the biggest regional press awards in the country. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 13 at The Imperial War Museum in Manchester. BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin will host the evening’s celebrations.