Iliffe Media's Kentish Gazette scooped the prize for News Brand of the Year (Small) at the Regional Press Awards last week.
This year’s honours were handed out at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in a glittering ceremony hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons.
Making the award, the judges said: “The Kentish Gazette went to great lengths to investigate the death of an unknown man in Canterbury, revealing his name, family, and police errors.
"It also raised £15,000 to help pay for intensive therapy for a German student, and spoke to mothers who have lost children through suicide. The judges praised the publication for its ‘impactful stories’.”
The Kentish Gazette beat another Iliffe Media stablemate to the prize, the Cambridge Independent Highly Commended in the same category.
And Iliffe Media's success did not stop there, both Keith Heppell, of the Cambridge Independent, and Mark Williamson, of the Stratford Herald, were Highly Commended in the Photographer of the Year category.