Write a poem to win £1,000

Budding poets are being urged to write a poem about their home town to be in with a chance of winning £1,000.

Entry into the competition is completely free and anyone, young or old, can have a go - beginners too. Just send your poem to “Local Poem” by email info@unitedpress.co.uk or post to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB. Closing date is December 31.