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The Daily Mirror won the coveted Hugh Cudlipp award last night for our Hillsborough justice campaign.
The award was presented to Mirror columnist Brian Reade at a glittering ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel.
Reade has led the campaign for justice for the families of the Hillsborough disaster which resulted in the death of 96 Liverpool fans on 15 April 1989.
The Daily Mirror stood by the families and fought for an apology from the Government over the way the tragedy was handled - which was finally delivered by Prime Minister David Cameron last year.
Accepting the honour at the Press Awards, Brian said: "I've been on this story for 24 years and I just think it's overwhelming that it's finally been recognised by national newspapers."
He added: "This story has had so many years in the wilderness and the Daily Mirror kept it going since 1989.
"Often when you do campaigns you think will it win, this year it may win.
"Ultimately I'd love to dedicate this award to the families that never stopped believing they'd get justice."
He thanked previous editors Piers Morgan and Richard Wallace, along with our current editor Lloyd Embley - and Daily Mirror reporters Luke Traynor and Lucy Thornton.
And finally he paid tribute to the Hillsborough mothers who refused to let their children down.
"This is down to mothers' love," he said. "Thank you."
When the Hillsborough Independent Panel finally concluded in September last year that no Liverpool fans were responsible for the deaths, we ran a front page headline "The truth".
And we told our readers: "The truth - and we mean an accurate account of the disaster, not the grotesque lies spread by Margaret Thatcher's government - is a victory for the relatives, friends and supporters of those who had the life crushed out of them that afternoon in Sheffield.
"Without the campaign, the panel reviewing the dreadful events would never have been set up, today's report would never have been published and as many as half a million pages of evidence would never be released."