A Nisa Local store in Worcestershire has received the first My Shop Is Your Shop Gold Award for Community Retailing from the FWD.

Local MP Peter Luff, who presented the award to staff at the Broadway store, called Rav Garcha's shop "an oasis of sanity in a world of lunacy".

The shop gives a proportion of its profits to a local school through Nisa-Today's Making a Difference Locally scheme, and runs barbecues for its neighbours. It stocks produce from local farmers and suppliers and tries to provide a good range of fresh fruit and vegetables.

"My family were shopkeepers and it's good to see store owners like Rav are still influential figures in the community," Luff said. "Despite what the supermarkets may have us believe, its prices are no higher than their own convenience formats."