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Weekend Picks: Food Festival

Food Festival: Sat 11th - Sun 12th June (Ragley Hall, Warwickshire)

Headline chefs are expected to attend Ragley Hall this weekend for the Great British Food Festival Credit: Ragley Hall

This weekend sees the return of the Great British Food Festival to Ragley Hall.

Alongside wonderful food and drink producers, there’ll be headline chef demonstrations, foodie talks, live music and entertainment for the children.

The Chef Demo stage will be welcoming Great British Bake Off finalists Luis Troyano and Miranda Gore Browne, who’ll later e judging the popular Cake Off competition where amateur bakers compete in three baking categories.

“We hope that people will head over to Ragley for some summer foodie fun this event brings.”

– Dan Maycock, Director.

For opening times and more information visit: http://www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com/

Queueing traffic due to debris on road on A38

Queueing traffic due to debris on road on A38 Credit: PA

There is queueing traffic due to earlier debris on the A38(M) Aston Expressway outbound stretch in Birmingham.

It is affecting traffic between B4132 Waterlinks Boulevard / Victoria Road (Park Circus) and M6 J6 / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road (Spaghetti Junction).

All lanes have now re-opened.

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Weekend Picks: National Metro & Mini Show

National Metro & Mini Show: Sun 5th June (British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire)

The show aims to bring both iconic cars together this weekend Credit: British Motor Museum

This weekend the British Motor Museum is hosting a new show Mini, Metro and MINI (BMW) enthusiasts.

Highlights of the show will include a Car Gymkhana where entrants have to match a pre-set time around a course as closely as possible, a Metro and MINI Concourse.

“We’re really excited about staging a brand new show for those that love Mini’s and Metro’s no matter what their age or condition.

The show aims to bring both iconic cars together in a fun way especially with our non-course classes and will offer something a bit different for car enthusiasts”

– Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum

For opening times and more information visit: https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/

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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

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.classicmotorshows.co.uk

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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

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.warwickfoodfestival.co.uk/

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.

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