Butcher’s bangers make the grade

A Peak District butcher has been shortlisted for a top award.

Michael Shirt, of Stanedge Grange Butchery at Newhaven, is hoping to be crowned East Midlands winner in a competition to discover the UK’s best bangers as part of British Sausage Week 2013.

TV chef Simon Rimmer will pick a winner from the 12 finalists at an event in Nottingham on November 5.