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FOUR WRITERS and a photographer from The Independent and two writers from the Independent on Sunday have been short-listed for the Glenfiddich Awards - the most important awards for food and drink journalists. No other national newspaper has received more than two nominations.

Former Bibendum chef Simon Hopkinson, and his colleague Annie Bell, who both write for The Independent's Saturday magazine "ISM", are nominated for the Newspaper Cookery Writer of the Year award while Anthony Rose, who also writes for "ISM", is nominated as Wine Writer of the Year. Michael Jackson, who writes on beer, is nominated for the Drink Writer of the Year award. Patrice de Villiers has been short-listed for the Visual Award. Michael Bateman of the Independent on Sunday is nominated as Food Writer of the Year. His colleague Richard Ehrlich has also been short-listed for Drink Writer of the Year. The awards take place on 16 April.