Shearer leads North East FWA award-winnersAlan Shearer led a glittering line-up at the North East FWA's annual awards dinner, as the former Newcastle and England captain collected the region's Personality of the Year award, in association with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Shearer was one of many famous football faces at the Ramside Hall, Durham, for another great evening that was superbly organised as ever by Colin Young, secretary of the North East branch of the FWA.
FWA INTERVIEW ADRIAN BEVINGTONHOW ENGLAND MANAGE THE MEDIA
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
THE DEMANDS of the football-covering media in England are greater than anywhere else in the world.
No other country has as many national daily or Sunday newspapers. Distribution in Spain, France, Germany or Italy would be impossible because of the size of those countries. So, on the continent, major cities tend to be served by one or two locally-based newspapers.