Our Barrie is top columnist

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THE Adver's Barrie Hudson was yesterday crowned columnist of the year for the south west.

At the EDF Energy South West of England Media Awards 2014, Barrie won the award at the third time of asking.

Competing against writers from the region, which stretches from Cornwall to Wiltshire, Barrie was praised for his range of rib-tickling and authoritative pieces.

The judges said of his work: “Barrie’s one-liners produce genuine laugh-out-loud moments… passion and tongue in cheek humour aplenty.”

After accepting the award, he said: “I am just very honoured to be receiving this award from my peers. It means an awful lot."

Barrie said he enjoyed the work he had done over the past 12 months and was proud to be named top columnist, but it would not be something he would dwell on in his writing.

“I try to do my best and I try to stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves,” he said.

“I also try to give people a laugh, but if a serious point needs to be made, I will make it.”

Other members of the Adver editorial team to be highly commended at the ceremony in Bristol were reporters Mike Benke, Beren Cross, Scott D’Arcy and Dominic Gilbert and feature writer Barry Leighton.

The Adver’s website was also highly commended by the judges.

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1:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Phantom Poster says...

Is it me or does his writing style become quite tiresome? Every article seems to just consist of stupid exaggerated scenarios for comedic effect.
Is it me or does his writing style become quite tiresome? Every article seems to just consist of stupid exaggerated scenarios for comedic effect. Phantom Poster
  • Score: 3

3:47pm Fri 4 Jul 14

knittynora says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
Is it me or does his writing style become quite tiresome? Every article seems to just consist of stupid exaggerated scenarios for comedic effect.
Well, I find his columns and features both funny and interesting. Well done Barry.
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: Is it me or does his writing style become quite tiresome? Every article seems to just consist of stupid exaggerated scenarios for comedic effect.[/p][/quote]Well, I find his columns and features both funny and interesting. Well done Barry. knittynora
  • Score: -3

3:59pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Cooking_by_smoke_alarm says...

Phantom Poster says...

Is it me or does his writing style become quite tiresome? Every article seems to just consist of stupid exaggerated scenarios for comedic effect.

I agree.

Smug and flippant come to mind.
Phantom Poster says... Is it me or does his writing style become quite tiresome? Every article seems to just consist of stupid exaggerated scenarios for comedic effect. I agree. Smug and flippant come to mind. Cooking_by_smoke_alarm
  • Score: 3

7:49pm Fri 4 Jul 14

brettsmum says...

Can we play nicely? I suspect he's big enough and ugly enough not to mind if he's not everyone's cup of tea.
I find his observations very funny, and congratulate him on this award.
Can we play nicely? I suspect he's big enough and ugly enough not to mind if he's not everyone's cup of tea. I find his observations very funny, and congratulate him on this award. brettsmum
  • Score: -1

8:36pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Eastcott says...

I'm assuming his rival candidates forgot to send in their entries? Come on, he writes twee, try-hard, provincial rag twaddle.
I'm assuming his rival candidates forgot to send in their entries? Come on, he writes twee, try-hard, provincial rag twaddle. Eastcott
  • Score: 6

10:13am Sat 5 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

Why do people on here constantly run others down? Sad
Why do people on here constantly run others down? Sad Davey Gravey
  • Score: -3

8:08pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Phantom Poster says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Why do people on here constantly run others down? Sad
I'll have you know that I'm a very careful driver!

Since you mention running others down let's take one of his articles: goo.gl/DerpvK

So finance companies, banks, insurers and supermarkets all consist of morally corrupt slime-balls. I'll look forward to his next ****-taking article on the morals of journalism - Levison enquiry anyone?
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Why do people on here constantly run others down? Sad[/p][/quote]I'll have you know that I'm a very careful driver! Since you mention running others down let's take one of his articles: goo.gl/DerpvK So finance companies, banks, insurers and supermarkets all consist of morally corrupt slime-balls. I'll look forward to his next ****-taking article on the morals of journalism - Levison enquiry anyone? Phantom Poster
  • Score: 1

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