Thousands back fight to get protective status for the Lincolnshire sausage in online petition
The fight to get protective status for the Lincolnshire sausage has been backed by more than 10,000 people through an online survey.
The Lincolnshire Sausage Association has been campaigning to get protective geographical indication (PGI) for the much-loved banger for more than seven years.
It would mean that the meaty treat would only be made within the county by local butchers and to a set recipe.
The plea for PGI status was turned down by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in May and the LSA has since launched an appeal against the decision.
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But when asked: "Where would you expect your Lincolnshire sausages to be made?" through www.sausagefans.co.uk, an overwhelming 99 per cent – 10,346 – answered with Lincolnshire.
The LSA now plans on using this result to lobby ministers at Defra to reverse their decision.
Britpop stars Shed Seven and upcoming singer-songwriter Jake Bugg are the latest acts confirmed to play Lincoln's Engine Shed.
Following a summer of festival appearances including T in the Park and V Festival, Shed Seven have announced they are to play in Lincoln on Thursday, December 13.
The gig will be in support of their 15th anniversary EP, which features new versions of some of their most popular hits from the album A Maximum High.
Meanwhile, rising-star Jake Bugg will play at the city venue next year on Sunday, February 3.
The Nottingham-born musician will be supporting his eponymous debut album, due to be released on Monday, October 15.
Tickets for Shed Seven cost £17.50, while Jake Bugg costs £12, plus booking fee.
For more information or to book, call 0844 888 8766 or visit www.engineshed.co.uk