RESIDENTS looking for the perfect Christmas feast could bag a bargain at two Penkridge Christmas poultry auctions.

There will be two sales on Friday and Tuesday, December 22, both starting at 11am. It is anticipated there will be 300 birds mainly oven ready or long legged turkeys, geese and chickens each day, all reared on local farms. The sales are open to the public.

Penkridge Market will host a fine food and craft market on Saturday. There will be a variety of stalls selling festive treats and gifts, including crafts and food, as well as trees, wreaths and decorations.

DVDs, computer games, toys, books and stationery will also be on offer, as well as clothes, bags, jewellery and cosmetics.

There will also be the opportunity to win a 6ft foot cuddly bear, which is being raffled in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The tickets are £1 each and the winner will be announced at the end of the day.

The market will be open from 9am to 3.30pm and admission and parking are free.