I don’t think we even realised how big the Barnard Castle thing would be until that incredible press conference in the Downing Street garden, on the Monday which was just pure political theatre.

Pippa Crerar

Political Editor, The Mirror

Pippa was one of the three journalists to share ‘Scoop of the Year’ in 2020 at the British Journalism Awards. She and The Mirror’s Northern Correspondent, Jeremy Armstrong, worked with Matthew Weaver of The Guardian to reveal that former top political aide Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules with his trip to Durham and Barnard Castle.