Long-running village shop needs support

A businessman who has run his shop for more than four decades is in contention to win a prestigious competition – but needs the public’s help to land the prize.

David Carr, from the Village Shop, Longframlington, has been entered in the Village Shop/Post Office category of the Countryside Alliance Champion of Champion Awards.

He is the only Northumberland business in the entire competition, which has a total of four categories and is described as the Rural Oscars.

David, who has had the shop for 42 years and works at least 80 hours a week, has been named as one of the contenders having won the Rural Shop Award in 2006.

However, to come out on top in his category and be named the Champion of Champions, he needs people to vote for him.

The public vote opens tomorrow at 9am and closes at 6pm on Sunday, November 30.

Visit countrysideallianceawards.org.uk or pick up a voting card from David’s shop.