BUDDING poets from Worcestershire are being encouraged to send in their work for inclusion in The National Poetry Anthology – a collection showcasing the best of British talent.

Entry is free and all winners will get a free copy of the book. One overall winner will also be awarded £1,000.

To enter send three unpublished poems of up to 160 words and 25 lines on any subject to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB by Monday, June 30. For a reply enclose a loose stamp.

For more details visit www.unitedpress.co.uk.