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Weekend Picks: Malvern Autumn Show

Malvern Autumn Show: Sat 24th - Sun 25th Sept (Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire)

Three Counties Showground comes to Malvern Credit: Malvern Autumn Show

More than sixty thousand people are expected to descend on the Three Counties Showground this weekend for the return of the Malvern Autumn Show.

Show highlights include cookery demonstrations with TV chef Tom Kerridge, a feast of artisan food and family entertainment, the UK National Giant Vegetables Competition and the last RHS flower show of the season.

“This year’s event will be a spectacular celebration of the season with a fantastic array of fun for foodies and all the family. This year will be the ultimate harvest festival and we cannot wait to welcome the great many visitors joining us this weekend.”

– Ken Nottage CEO of Three Counties

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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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Weekend Picks: Malvern Spring Festival

Malvern Spring Festival: Thurs 5th May- Sun 8th May (Three Counties Showground, Malvern)

Crowds admire the work on show at Malvern Credit: ITV News Central

Flowers, fruit and vegetables, food and fun will all be served up at the Malvern Spring Festival taking place at the Three Counties Showground until Sunday.

Celebrity gardeners Alan Titchmarsh, Joe Swift, Carol Klein, James Alexander-Sinclair and Christine Walkden will be dropping in on various days during the event.

Mary Berry, Mark Diacono and Valentine Warner are just some of the food experts who’ll be appearing in the food and cooking areas.

There will also be Festival Gardens, a competition which offers anyone with an interest in design the opportunity to showcase a garden at RHS Malvern.

"We are over the moon that Alan Titchmarsh and Mary Berry will be joining us this year at the much-loved RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

To help celebrate the start of the summer season many a garden great and foodie favourite will be sharing their top tips with audiences alongside some of the country's finest nurseries and food producers."

– Ken Nottage, Three Counties

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Appeal to help find missing teenager

Abigail Walford, aged 19, from Malvern Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are concerned regarding the whereabouts of 19-year-old Abigail Walford, from Malvern.

Abigail was last seen at around 11.00pm yesterday when friends walked her to Worcester Foregate Street railway station following a night out.

However, it is believed that she didn't get on the train and she may still be in the Worcester area, as a person matching her description was seen near to Sabrina Bridge crossing the River Severn, at approximately 8:30am today.

We are extremely concerned for Abigail's wellbeing.

She was due to get a train home but we don't believe she got on the train and that she may have been near to the river on Sunday morning.

We're keen to speak to anyone who has seen her since 11.30pm last night and especially anyone who has seen her in Worcester this morning at which time we believe she was in the area around Sabrina Bridge and Café 7, near to the coach park on Croft Road. Please call us as a matter of urgency if you have any information that may help to locate her.

– Inspector Mark Smith
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