Outwood Butcher's Shop in Outwood, has come close to winning a “Rural Oscar.”

The shop in Brickfield Road has been commended by judges in the butcher category of the South-east heat of this year's Countryside Alliance Awards.

The awards – known as the Rural Oscars, run across ten regions and running for the last seven years - celebrate the characters, skills, traditions and enterprise of the countryside through the people who work in it, and are public-nomination led.

The grand final is held at the Houses of Parliament in March, when the over-all UK and Irish champions are announced.

More details from the website: www.countrysideallianceawards.org.uk