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Stephen Nolan wins award on big night for BBC


BBC presenter Stephen Nolan

BBC presenter Stephen Nolan

BBC presenter Stephen Nolan

Belfast presenter Stephen Nolan has been recognised with a top media gong for his BBC Radio 5 show's coverage of the London Bridge terror attacks.

It was part of a haul of six gold awards for the national station at this year's ARIAs, including three for ex-cricketer Andrew Flintoff.

Flintoff was named Best New Presenter - and the Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy programme won Best New Show as well as Best Podcast.

Nolan's show was awarded Best News Coverage and 5 Live Sport was named Sports Show of the Year.

BBC Radio London was named Local Station of the Year ahead of Radio Merseyside and Metro Radio, while National Station of the Year in 2017 was won by BBC 1Xtra, with Planet Rock taking Silver and BBC Radio 1 bronze.

Overall, the BBC won 14 of the 23 golds on offer on the night, with Bauer winning six.

There was one each for Wireless Group, UKRD and Worldwide FM.

Belfast Telegraph