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Chilli and cheese celebrations in Winchester

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Thousands of people have gathered to enjoy chilli and cheese at a festival in Winchester.

The annual event is now in its 4th year.

It hit the headlines earlier this month when 40,000 people signed a petition against plans to hold pig racing at the event.

Campaigners said it would cause the animals unnecessary stress.

Organisers cancelled the races on the advice of the council and RSPCA.

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Visitors to the festival can taste produce from across the world.

It also features music, children's activities, cooking demonstrations and chilli eating competitions.