PATRIOTIC Bromsgrove residents will be flying the flag for St George today with a Bostin t-shirt.

The specially designed t-shirt which carry the George Cross and word 'Bostin' on them, have been launched to celebrate St George's Day today (April 23).

The themed t-shirts are the latest by Rubery entrepreneur Donato Esposito's Bostin Group, who sell a range of products with Brummie and Black Country expressions on them.

The t-shirts are described by Donato as something to "show off your England pride both at home and on holiday," and are being modelled by Donato's brother, Giovanni, the former Birmingham poet laureate.

Today also marks the birthday of William Shakespeare, the English poet and playwright who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.