Holywell has been shortlisted for the Great British 2018 High Street awards.

They aim to celebrate the UK’s best and most ambitious high streets, with winners receiving up to £15,000 in prize money.

Holywell has been shortlisted for the Champion Award, amongst those from Powys and Carmarthenshire.

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After hearing of their nomination, Holywell's town crier Chris Baglin issued a rally call among a crowd of supporters asking for local residents to vote online.

High streets in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Glamorgan have also been shortlisted for the Rising Star award.

Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales, said: “This is fantastic news for all seven high streets in Wales recognised for their excellence and ambition to thrive in an increasingly competitive time.

"High streets across Wales are the lifeblood of our societies, providing an opportunity for small businesses to set up shop and make a name for themselves, and for people to get together and support their communities by shopping locally.”

The 38 finalists across the UK will battle it out in a public vote and those wishing to vote can do so at www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk

The winning entries will be announced on November 15.