24 hours after we’d done the Durham story, we did the Barnard Castle story and even more hell broke out. This was clearly a very awkward truth that the government didn’t want out.

Matthew Weaver

Reporter, The Guardian

Matthew found himself at the centre of one of the biggest stories of 2020 when he got a tip that government adviser Dominic Cummings may have broken lockdown regulations. The story led to him jointly winning ‘Scoop of the Year’ at the British Journalism Awards with Pippa Crerar and Jeremy Armstrong of the Mirror