The Chester Chronicle has been shortlisted for four awards in the O2 Media Awards North West.

The Chronicle team is up for Weekly Newspaper of the Year and the New Media Award and reporters Carmella De Lucia and Rachel Flint will both contest Weekly News Reporter of the Year.

Sam Yarwood, a reporter on The Flintshire Chronicle, is shortlisted for Young Reporter of the Year.

Executive editor Michael Green said: “Our Cheshire and Flintshire titles have always done well in the O2 Media Awards and we are delighted to be so well represented at this year’s ceremony.

“This is deserved recognition for all our teams of the way we continue to successfully respond to the exciting but challenging multi-media developments that continue to change the way local news is covered on a daily basis.”

With more than 350 individual entries the O2 Awards are the biggest regional press awards in the country and 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.

BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin on the famous sofa

Judging was conducted over three separate days and the panels were made up of working editors and senior news executives from print, radio and television.

Director of communications and reputation at O2 UK, Nicola Green, said the judging panels were hugely impressed by this year’s submissions.

She said: “I know that in every single category the selection of the finalists was a bitterly contested and often heated affair. So many people came so close to being nominated but missed out by the narrowest of margins.

“The panels wanted me to pass on their thanks and commiserations to all those who didn’t make the final line-up but make these awards so popular.

“The presentation evening will be a celebration of all that is good about regional media. It’s just a pity that we can’t get everyone who took part in this year’s awards into the room.”

Capita, a UK leader in business process management and outsourcing solutions, will also support the awards.

Capita O2 partnership director Bob Buiaroski said: “We are delighted to sponsor these awards. There’s no better way of celebrating the hugely important work of regional journalists across North West.”