A VILLAGE butcher's has been nominated in a national contest to find the best rural businesses.

Roy Porter Butchers in Chatburn has been shortlisted to win an a prize in the Countryside Alliance Awards.

The business is one of four competing in the North-West butcher category, facing off against competitors in Windermere, Manchester and Stockport.

The winner of the regional competition in March will go through to a national final in the House of Lords in June.

Anne Ingham, who has worked in the shop for over 30 years and took over from Roy Porter when he retired in 2016, said: “We’re very passionate about knowing where all our meat comes from, and ensuring that we only use the highest meat, which we source from farms across the Ribble Valley and Lancashire."

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Roy Porter Butchers has been nominated for this award.”