WORCESTER'S High Street has been shortlisted in this year’s Great British High Street Awards 2018, putting it in the running to win a £15,000 prize - and you can play a part in making it win.

The High Street has been shortlisted in the champion category of the awards, along with 25 other towns and cities across the UK.

Yesterday, judges Graham Wilson and Simon Quin visited the city to make their own informed observation.

Phoebe Dawson of Worcestershire BID, which is leading the city's entry to the competition, said: "We're delighted that we have been shortlisted, and we are very pleased that the judges have paid us a visit so we can show them all that is best about our city."

The shortlisted high streets will now battle it out in a public vote, which accounts for 30 per cent of the final scoring.

To vote, visit thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk. The winning entries will be announced on Thursday, November 15, at an awards ceremony in London.

High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP said: “Congratulations to Worcester on being shortlisted. The awards celebrate the work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets and the quality of entries this year has been outstanding."