We were presented with the accolade in the free newspaper category at a prestigious awards ceremony in Leeds last week.
The award was presented by Emmerdale actress Nicola Wheeler at the ceremony, dubbed the Oscars of local journalism. The ceremony saw some of the best journalists and publications from across the region battle it out in various categories.
Nicola Green, director of communications and reputation at O2 UK, said the O2 awards were a barometer reflecting the evolution and developments within the regional press.
She added: “We must not forget that at the heart of every story is a local journalist. It’s their skill, to identify news and information that people want to hear or read, that makes the regional media such a valuable part of everyday life.”