IoS writers win awards

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Independent on Sunday writers have won a series of awards for their reporting on health and the environment. Liz Hunt, Medical Correspondent, won first prize in the awards of the Medical Journalists' Association and Norwich Union Healthcare for her articles on breast cancer, drug misuse in pregnancy and abortion without consent. This is the second time she has won the award.

Annabel Ferriman was awarded second prize for three articles, two of which appeared in the Independent on Sunday and Independent. The third prize went to Christine Stopp, for articles which also appeared in the two newspapers.

Steve Connor, Science Correspondent, took first prize in the national newspaper category of the Bayer Journalism Awards for Science in the Environment, run by the Environment Council. His article on the link between house dust mites and asthma was praised for making complicated ideas 'relevant in an understandable and practical way'. Geoffrey Lean, Environment Correspondent, and Fred Pearce, a freelance science writer on the Sunday Review, were both commended.

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