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Weekend Picks: Great Malvern Food Festival

Great Malvern Food Festival: Mon 30th May (Priory Church, Malvern)

There’ll be more than 60 stalls of locally produced food, drink and crafts Credit: Malvern Hills District Council

The Great Malvern Food Festival takes place this Bank Holiday weekend in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory Church.

Organisers say the event will celebrate the wide range of high quality food and drink produced in the town and surrounding area.

Chefs will be on hand to offer visitors advice on how to eat well on a budget as well as share their skills on bread making, vegetarian cooking and world cuisine.

There’ll also be activities and entertainment for children including a bushcraft cookery workshop, biscuit decorating and solving food related puzzles.

“The festival is now in its sixth year and always attracts thousands of visitors, we are really looking forward to seeing the town buzzing with people having fun and enjoying everything that the food festival has to offer.”

– Simon Smith, Malvern Hills District Council

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Women rescued from Malvern Hills

A woman had to be rescued from a hillside after falling and suffering a leg injury.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the Malvern Hills just after 2.15pm yesterday and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

The woman, thought to be in her 50s, had fallen whilst walking on the Malvern Hills, approximately half-a-mile from the British Camp car park.

She was assessed and treated for a lower leg injury, had her leg immobilised and was given pain relief by ambulance staff.

The difficulty was getting her back down to the ambulance. Crews worked closely with the fire service who provided their specialist off-road vehicle in order to complete the rescue.

The woman was carefully moved on to the vehicle before being taken down the side of the hill and to the awaiting ambulance.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The woman was taken to the Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment.


Police warn of dangers of open water after quarry lake death

West Mercia Police have warned of the dangers of open water after the death of a teenager at a quarry lake in the Malvern Hills earlier today.

Emergency services worked for hours to find the boy's body from Gullet Quarry near Malvern in Worcestershire.

"This appears to have been a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the boy's family and friends at this sad time.

"While it is too early to give a cause of death, we would like to take this opportunity to remind people about the dangers of open water.

"With the warm weather upon us and the school holidays approaching, we would advise people to think twice about going into local rivers, lakes and canals in order to cool off.

"We are privileged to live and work in a beautiful part of the country with a huge area of water. However, this comes with its dangers and we would appeal for people to recognise the risks associated with water and act responsibly."

– Detective Inspector Richard Rees, West Mercia Police

Teenager dies after swimming in quarry lake

A teenage boy has died after swimming in a lake at an old quarry in the Malvern Hills.

Emergency services were called to Gullet Quarry near Upper Colwall on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border at around 1.20pm, after reports the teenager had failed to resurface after swimming in the water.

The body of the boy, who has not yet been identified, was found just before 5.00pm by firefighters and a dive team from South Wales Police.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious by police.