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Daily Mail sweeps British journalism awards

world Updated: Mar 22, 2012 21:21 IST

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Britain's Daily Mail newspaper has swept the honours at the prestigious annual Press Awards - the Oscars of British journalism.

The Mail triumphed as both Newspaper of the Year and Website of the Year, in total taking an unprecedented nine accolades, the newspaper said on Thursday.

Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday writer Craig Brown became the first journalist to scoop three honours in a year.

Judges at the awards, run by the Society of Editors, Tuesday praised the Daily Mail for its "hard-hitting journalism, virulent opinion, remorseless commitment, courage and conviction" and described it as a "consistently must-read product".