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Weekend Picks: Classic Car Motor Show

Classic Car Motor Show: Sun 29th - Sat 30th May (Ragley Hall, Warwickshire)

Performer Jayne Darling will be at the Classic Motor Show this weekend Credit: Ragley Hall

The new look classic car motor show takes place at Ragley Hall this weekend.

Organisers say thousands are expected over the two days to see more than 600 vintage, classic, American, kit and custom cars as well as motorcycles and commercial vehicles.

New for 2016 is an interactive arena where visitors can find out more about the vehicles, as well as listen to live music and classic memories from the 1940’ to 1980’s.

Several car clubs will be in attendance at the event including the Metropolitan Owners Club and Austin 10 Driver Club celebrating the history of local car production at Longbridge.

The Lotus Drivers Club will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a special display on the Sunday.

“We are delighted to host the classic car show over the May bank holiday weekend … With something for everyone, the show is a great day out for all the family and not just motor enthusiasts!”

– Hilary Philpott, House Manager at Ragley Hall & Gardens

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Weekend Picks: Warwick Food Festival

Warwick Food Festival: Sun 29th May (Market Square, Warwick)

There'll be street food, vegetarian friendly dishes, craft beers and wines Credit: Warwick Food Festival

There'll be more than 60 stalls offering some of the finest produce around Warwickshire when the Warwick Food Festival returns this weekend for the second year.

The festival celebrates all things local to the town and will host a range of food and drink producers from across the region.

Traders will be selling everything from street food, vegetarian friendly dishes, craft beers, wines and soft drinks.

There’ll also be music, dance performances, and children’s activities, plus cookery demonstrations for aspiring chefs in the area.

This year's food festival is going to be an action packed day. We have a great range of food, drink and entertainment on offer.

This event is a fantastic showcase of the local produce available in our area and this is a festival you don't want to miss."

– CJ's Events Warwickshire spokesperson

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Delays on roads across West Midlands

Crashes close roads in West Midlands Credit: PA

There are a number of delays on roads across the West Midlands this morning.

On the M6 Northbound in Staffordshire, one lane is closed between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) due to a crash involving a motorbike.

Meanwhile, the A446 Lichfield Road in Warwickshire is closed in both directions between Wishaw Lane and Holly Lane due to a crash involving two cars.

Long delays on M40 southbound due to spillage

There are two hour delays on the M40 Southbound in Warwickshire.

It is due to an accident and spillage between J16 A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15 A46 (Longbridge Island/Warwick).

Two lanes are currently closed and traffic is stationary.


Lucky escape for two after microlight suffers heavy landing

Two men have escaped serious injury after their microlight came down heavily as it came in to land.

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It happened at Long Marston Airfield in Warwickshire at about 2.15pm on Sunday afternoon.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

Initial reports were that it was a much more serious incident than it thankfully turned out to be.

The pilot and his passenger, who were both in their 40s, were able to get out of the microlight themselves. One had suffered a wrist injury and both had minor cuts and bruising.

There was some damage to the aircraft, mainly to the wings. After assessment, they were both discharged.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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