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Freelance journalist David Derbyshire has been writing for British newspapers since 1993.

He began his journalism career on the award winning Grimsby Evening Telegraph, writing about local government, film and television, pub food and fish.

In 1996 he moved to the Daily Mail and soon afterwards became the Mail's firs
t science correspondent in more than a decade.

At the Mail he covered science, environment and technology, and helped launch Email, the Daily Mail's first computing section. He was a judge of the Rhone-Poulenc Book Prize in 1999.

In 2000 David moved to The Daily Telegraph to become science and medical correspondent, working alongside a team of specialists including Roger Highfield - former editor of New Scientist.

At the Telegraph he launched the Visions of Science photography awards and in 2004 was named Medical Journalist of the Year.  

In 2005 he became the Telegraph's first Consumer Affairs Editor. In addition to writing news stories and features, he penned a popular weekly consumer advice column Buyer Beware.

In 2006 he was runner up in the London Press Club's Consumer Journalist of the Year awards.

Two years later, David returned to the Daily Mail as Environment Editor.  In 2008 he was joint winner of the Press Gazette Environmental Press Awards campaign of the year for the Mail's Ban the Bags campaign.

Since September 2011 David has been a freelance writer - covering environment, science and countryside issues. He lives in Winchester with his family.

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