'Independent' wins another top award

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DAVID ASHDOWN, Chief Sports Photographer of The Independent and the Independent on Sunday, was last night named Sports Photographer of the Year.

The prize was announced at the Press Gazette British Press Awards dinner in London. Ashdown, who is currently in the West Indies for the England cricket tour, has been with The Independent since the newspaper's launch in 1986.

David Rose, also of The Independent and the Independent on Sunday, was commended in the Photographer of the Year category.

Last night's awards followed other recent Independent honours for photography, including the Newspaper of the Year prize in the British Picture Editor Awards.

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