Hundreds of people are expected to take part in a protest against the badger cull today.
The cull is aimed at stopping the spread of the TB disease to cattle but speakers from The Badger Trust at the event tomorrow say a cull is very expensive and could lead to more cases of TB being recorded.
Top chefs and food lovers have been sampling the best of locally-made goodies at the Stratford Food Festival in Warwickshire.
Great British Bake-Off star Paul Hollywood was among them, entertaining the crowds with a demonstration.
Wesley Smith reports.
Crowds of people have packed into a tent at the Stratford Food Festival to pick up tips from top TV baker Paul Hollywood.
Hollywood entertained the audience with anecdotes and jokes as well as carrying out a cooking demonstration.
Jams, cheeses and homemade cakes were among some of the goodies on offer at this year's Stratford Food Festival.
Hundreds of people have braved the weather for the event.
TV baker, Paul Hollywood, is to attend the Stratford Food Festival today as a special guest.
He will be doing three demonstrations to the public and a book signing.
The festival also includes interactive workshops to give visitors the chance to see first-hand how industry professionals go about their work, and learn something new.
The Stratford Food Festival is aiming for a record attendance of 20,000 this year, as it has moved to a new site.
This year's event, the eighth time the festival has been held, is at Stratford Racecourse, after the event last year saw a 34% increase in visitors.
Organisers want to avoid the congestion of last year, and hope the new venue will solve that problem.
Today is the second day of the two-day festival, with exhibitors including local artisan producers, pubs and hotels.
There is also expected to be a special guest.
School children have spoken of their excitement of appearing on 'Troy Story' at Birmingham Town Hall tonight.
"It's going to be breath-taking" said one performer.
"It's great to know that all our hard work is going to pay off" said another.
A Stratford-based orchestra has teamed up with schools from Birmingham and Stratford to produce a futuristic opera based on Homer's classic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey.
Orchestra of the Swan, Talking Heads from Coventry and 164 primary school children will be taking part in Troy Story at Birmingham Town Hall tonight (9 July).
A 54-year-old man from the Stratford area has been charged with the theft of £113,000 from the former Warwickshire Police headquarters at Leek Wootton.
The man, a retired police officer, will appear before magistrates in Leamington on May 22.
Stage and screen legend Judi Dench has lent her world-famous voice to a new collection of Shakespeare's best-known works. She's returned to her second home - the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford - to tell Andy Bevan why, for her, the Bard is a family affair.