Nottingham Evening Post reporter Kevin Peachey has been recognised for his work exposing scams and rogues.
The 29-year-old beat competition from across the country to win the Regional Consumer Journalist of the Year award from the Trading Standards Institute
was presented with a trophy by MP Alan Milburn during the Institute's annual conference in Brighton, after helping to highlight conmen operating in Nottingham as part of his
role as consumer affairs correspondent. Kevin
said: "It is very kind of them to give me the award.
...Evening Post assistant editor Neil White said: "We are obviously proud that Kevin has been recognised in this way.
"We will continue to work with Nottingham
and Notts Trading Standards
officers to make sure that our readers are not the victims of the kind of conmen that Kevin
has so successfully highlighted in the past." The TSI
said there had been a particularly high quality range of entries from the regions, but that Kevin
had clinched the title for his
"high number of front page splashes with his