BODYBUILDERS from around the UK will be heading for a unique event in Brierley Hill which has universal appeal.

The town's Civic Hall, on Bank Street, is set to host a Midlands and Pro-am Bodybuilding contest on Sunday May 12.

The contest, which allows entrants a chance to qualify for the British finals, is the only competition of its type in the UK which gives amateur contestants a chance to compete against professional bodybuilders.

The event, which will start at 2pm, will feature an appearance by the current Mr Universe, Andy Polehill, who will be on the judging panel.

Brierley Hill fitness fanatic Rachel Radford will be among contestants vying for the toned figure award.