LUDLOW will have a small team travelling to the United States in the summer to promote the area for both tourist and businesses.

Paddy Brennan, who runs the Bluestone Centre at Bleathwood, will be taking a team of boxers to Ireland and then in the summer to Boston.

In the United States they will be taking part in a tournament alongside teams from the United States, Canada and Ireland.

One of the team will be Liz Williams, aged 31, who works with Mr Brennan and is a female boxer.

But the trip will be about much more than just what happens in the boxing ring.

Mr Brennan and his team will be spending 10 days in Boston and plan to use the time to promote Ludlow and Tenbury.

He will be taking leaflets and brochures with him and encouraging people who come to England from the United States on holiday to take a look at Ludlow, south Shropshire, Tenbury and the Teme Valley.

“This is one of the most beautiful parts of the country so if we can do anything to raise awareness of what is on offer then we will do so,” said Mr Brennan.

He said that there are limited resources with which to promote the area. Tenbury has Visitor Information Centres that are staffed by volunteers.