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Weekend Picks: Harvest Fair

Harvest Fair: Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Oct (Bewdley Museum and the Jubilee Gardens, Bewdley)

Credit: Wyre Forest District Council

Bewdley Museum and the Jubilee Gardens will be hosting free live music this weekend to celebrate the town’s harvest festival.

Saturday’s line-up features local folk musicians Bethan and the Morgans.

Duck houses, decorated by community groups and businesses will be on show in the Jubilee Gardens.

The displays will last throughout the month and visitors can vote for their favourite duck house. Activities for the children include an apple hunt and arts and crafts.

“It’s a wonderful time of the year, with so much to celebrate. Whether you just pop into the town to listen to the free live music or get your apron on and get baking for the apple pie competition, Bewdley will definitely be worth a visit. ”

– Councillor Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member

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The M5 Northbound is closed due to an overturned lorry in Worcestershire between J6 (Worcester) and J5 (Droitwich).

All traffic was held just before 5pm.


Hundreds of cyclists set to head to Worcestershire

Hundreds of cyclists set to head to Worcestershire next weekend. Credit: PA Images

Hundreds of cyclists are set to head to Worcestershire next weekend for the Tour Ride Worcestershire.

The mass participation event, features three circular routes of 40, 75 and 100-miles, starting and finishing close to Worcester's famous racecourse.

Over 800-riders took part in 2015 and this year all routes have been revised and improved to show some of the most attractive and hardest roads.

All three routes will begin from Hylton Road in Worcester, finishing on the opposite bank of the River Severn.

The Tour Ride, launched in 2009, gives amateur cyclists the chance to experience a short to long distance mass-participation cycle.

2016 has been another fantastic year for cycling in this country capped by the huge crowds who turned out for the Tour of Britain. What better way to celebrate than to join hundreds of other like minded cyclists and to take part in the Tour Ride sportive in Worcestershire.

– Tour of Britain Race Director Mick Bennett

Flying Scotsman 'probably the most famous engine' in the world

The nation's best loved steam engine the Flying Scotsman set off from Bewdley early this morning with passengers boarding at Kidderminster.

Tickets to ride sold out and 15,000 people are expected to visit the heritage line to see the world famous locomotive.

Roger Scanlon from the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust says they're blessed to have "probably the most famous engine in the world" visiting.


Passenger: "It's beautiful, I just love the smell of steam!"

The nation's best loved locomotive has been wowing the crowds as it pulled into Kidderminster this morning.

Enthusiasts were aboard and excited to experience a journey on the first official steam loco to reach the speed of up to 100 miles per hour.

Video: The nation's best loved locomotive fuels up

Video footage captures the moment the nation's best loved locomotive gets prepared to take on an epic 32-mile journey.

The conductor of the Flying Scotsman keeps its embers burning with coal for the journey.

The famous locomotive will be joined by the newly-built Tornado as part of a five-day event hosted by Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster.

Video: Watch the moment the Flying Scotsman steams into Kidderminster

Our team at Severn Trent Railway captured the moment the Flying Scotsman steamed into Kidderminster

The nation's best loved locomotive set off from Bewdley this morning and is joining the newly-built Tornado on a 32 mile stretch across the Midlands countryside as part of a five-day event.

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