Butcher hopes to make the final cut

Michael Shirt of Stanedge Grange Butchery at Newhaven which won seven awards at Bakewell Show
Michael Shirt of Stanedge Grange Butchery at Newhaven which won seven awards at Bakewell Show

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.