Halligan sees double at 2007 Work Foundation Awards

Sunday Telegraph columnist and Channel 4 correspondent Liam Halligan emerged triumphant picking up two gongs at this year's Work Foundation Awards.

At the ceremony, held this year at the Bafta building, Halligan was named columnist of the year for his "red-meat eating, fire-breathing columns".

Halligan was then again out of his seat to collect the television programme of the year award for the Dispatches programme "Public Service/Private Profit", exposing the vagaries of the Government's private finance initiative and how the companies concerned paid next to no tax on the profits made.

The recipient of the lifetime award was former editor of the Economist, Bill Emmott, who took the title's sales past the million-mark. Print journalist of the year went to Phillip Thornton, formerly of The Independent, for his coverage of the Stern report The broadcast news journalist award went to Faisal Islam from Channel 4 News.

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