A woman from Liss is one of three journalism students to win a prestigious award from the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Andigoni ‘Noni’ Needs won the Bob Norris Award for Achievement, which is given annually in memory of Mr Norris, a former journalist and champion of journalists’ rights. 

Noni – who has written for the Post – said: "I am thrilled, amazed and honoured to win the Bob Norris Award.

"I won a Journalism Diversity Fund bursary to enable me to do the course, so I am delighted to be recognised for working hard. I loved it. Diversity is important in journalism as it reflects our communities.

 "I am passionate about people and telling their stories. Everyone needs to feel they have a voice.”

All three students were nominated for the awards by their respective tutors for exceptional efforts in what were sometimes challenging circumstances.

Each will receive a trophy, certificate and cash awarded by the Solent branch of the National Union of Journalists as a tribute to Mr Norris.