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List of British Press Awards Scoops of the Year

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The Scoop of the Year award is one of the honours given annually by the British Press Awards.

Year Newspaper Scoop Notes
2017 The Sunday Times Police: We found porn on deputy PM’s computers as part of the 2017 Westminster sexual misconduct allegations.[1] Won by Tom Harper, Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Richard Kerbaj.[1]
2011 News of the World Pakistan cricket spot-fixing controversy[2] Associated award: reporter Mazher Mahmood won "News Reporter of the Year"[3]
Nominees: David Laws expenses scandal, The Daily Telegraph; Vince Cable undercover sting, comments, The Daily Telegraph; WikiLeaks revelations (Afghan War files, United States diplomatic cables leak), The Guardian; phone hacking scandal, The Guardian; FIFA World Cup corruption scandal, The Sunday Times; Wayne Rooney vice allegations, Sunday Mirror; "secret life of Jon Venables", Daily Mirror.[4]
2010 The Daily Telegraph United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal Associated awards: The Daily Telegraph was named the "National Newspaper of the Year" for its coverage of the scandal, with William Lewis winning "Journalist of the Year" for his role.[5]
2009 The Mail on Sunday Russell Brand Show prank telephone calls row Reporter: Miles Goslett[6]
2008 The Sun 190th Fighter Squadron, Blues and Royals friendly fire incident Associated awards: "Reporter of the Year", for reporter Tom Newton Dunn[7]
2007 Daily Mirror John Prescott affair with his diary secretary Reporter: Stephen Moyes[8]
2006 Daily Mirror "Cocaine Kate" (Kate Moss) Reporter: Stephen Moyes[8]
2005 News of the World "Beckham's secret affair" Story: David Beckham affair with Rebecca Loos
2004 Daily Mirror 'Intruder at the Palace' Associated award: reporter Ryan Parry awarded the "Hugh Cudlipp award" for outstanding tabloid journalism[9][10]
2003 Daily Mirror 'Sven and Ulrika' Story: Sven-Göran Eriksson affair with Ulrika Jonsson[11]
2002 The Sun 'Baby traders' Reporter: Briony Warden. Story: "how Alan and Judith Kilshaw adopted twins over the internet"
2001 The Independent on Sunday 'GM crops' Reporter: Geoffrey Lean. Story: "ministers had secretly sanctioned trials of GM crops".[12]
2000 News of the World "Archer quits" Story: withdrawal of Jeffrey Archer from the London mayoral election of 2000 over allegations of perjury in a 1987 libel trial


  1. ^ a b "Financial Times crowned Newspaper of the Year at National Press Awards for 2017 – Society of Editors". Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  2. ^ pressawards.org, Scoop of the Year Archived 2012-03-22 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 24 July 2011
  3. ^ guardian.co.uk, 6 April 2011, Guardian, Times and NoW win big at Press Awards
  4. ^ British Press Awards, Scoop of the Year Archived 2012-03-22 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 30 July 2011
  5. ^ Press Gazette, Roll of Honour Archived 2011-06-16 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 24 July 2011
  6. ^ "British Press Awards 2009: The full list of winners".
  7. ^ Press Gazette, 8 April 2008, British Press Awards: Sun wins four gongs Archived 2012-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ a b Press Gazette, 20 April 2007, How being Mr Nice Guy led to the scoop of the year
  9. ^ Press Gazette, 19 March 2004, Hello boss? We won!'
  10. ^ guardian.co.uk, 13 May 2005, Mirror's royal scoop reporter off to New York
  11. ^ Vivek Chaudhary, The Guardian, 20 April 2002, Sven 'playing away' with Ulrika
  12. ^ The Independent, 25 March 2001, We're top for scoops - and the best paper on green issues

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