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Weekend picks: Halloween Carnival

The Halloween Carnival: 31st October - 1st November (Wolverhampton)

The Halloween Carnival takes place this weekend Credit: Patrick Pleul/DPA/Press Association Images

This weekend Wolverhampton is hosting a special Halloween Carnival in theheart of the city. There will be a giant fun fair as well as games and competitions for best fancy dress costumes.

"This promises to be a great event for all the family which will be more 'fun' than 'fearsome'."

– John Reynolds, Wolverhampton City Council

Police support decision not to sell flour & eggs to teens

Police in Nottinghamshire have told shopkeepers that they are backing any decision not to sell flour or eggs to people under 16 during Halloween.

This poster has been given to businesses Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

The force has given out posters for businesses to put on show to advise their customers.

It has been done in the run up to Halloween, a time when some can take the trick or treat fun too far.

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  1. Rajiv Popat

Shropshire village pub thought to be one of the most haunted in the country

It is the scariest night of the year when ghosts and ghouls are supposed to give you the fright of your life.

But did you know, the Midlands is said to be rife with paranormal activity in ancient homes and buildings?

So for Halloween, we needed a brave reporter, someone fearless who could handle the horror.

But we could not find one - so we sent Rajiv Popat to Shropshire to investigate the spooky shenanigans at a village pub, which is believed to be the most haunted in the country.

Creepy antiques cause a scream at NEC

Antiques for Everyone creaked open its doors to the public today, with some chilling collectables on offer in time for Halloween.

The popular fair, held at Birmingham’s NEC three times a year, has been going 18 years now and is the most successful of it’s kind in the UK.

This time round though “the more macabre and unique, the better” says exhibitor George Johnson. His spooky offerings include golden skulls, glass eyes and death masks. "The dark side of the antiques trade is doing really well... I have just sold a skull to a radio DJ!" he said.

An eye-popping display at the NEC today... Credit: Antiques for Everyone

Elsewhere on show, a 1920’s ventriloquist’s dummy and taxidermy items from the early 1900’s.

James Gooch, another dealer, says Gothic items are really popular - "People seem to want unusual and unique objects... They are one-offs and therefore have rarity value."

The exhibitions promise to leave you speechless! Credit: Antiques for Everyone

The show runs from today until Sunday 3rd November.

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