A Southampton club has been nominated for a prestigious national accolade.

Junk needs the help of Hampshire voters after being included in the DJ Mag's shortlist for the Best of British Awards 2016.

The London Road club will now go up against other venues in top cities such as London, Glasgow, Manchester and Sheffield in a bid to win the title of this year's best small club.

Voters have until Monday at 11.59pm to show their support of their favourite club.

Junk has been nominated twice and won the award once in the past.

It all comes after a tough year for the venue - the club faced closure at the beginning of 2016 after it was blamed for a number of violent incidents which took place nearby.

Junk was forced to change its closing time from 4am to 2am, after police claimed there had been 48 incidents in 15 months - including stabbings, a mass brawl and drug offences - near or at the London Road nightspot.

But at a court hearing attended by the club owners, Southampton City Council and police, magistrates ruled the incidents were of not the fault of the venue, clearing its name.

The club was allowed to return to its original opening times last week.

Luca Pilato, Junk’s director, said: "After such a challenging year we are delighted to be shortlisted once again."

Visit djmag.com/news/best-british-2016-voting-now-open to cast your vote.