They haven’t had a day off while keeping the Llanidloes community safe and fed in unprecedented times.

Now, Trudy and Ian Davies of Woosnam & Davies News in Llanidloes have been nominated to be NFRN ‘Shop Local Shop Little Heroes’.

The awards recognise independent retailers that have gone above and beyond for their customers and communities.

The anonymous nominator said she was “incredibly proud” of the duo and praised Trudy for always going the extra mile with innovative ideas to make life better for her customers.

“How wonderful, it’s lovely to know that someone in the community thinks that what we have done for them is worthy of this recognition,” Trudy said.

“I feel very honoured at the nomination.

“Without the help of our family around us we would not of been able to carry on.

“It has been very tiring, sometimes stressful but knowing we are doing the best we can for our community has also been very rewarding,” added Trudy..

Finalists will be invited to a luncheon at a top London hotel in October when the three winning retailers will be announced.