Candice Brown, winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off, will be the star attraction at the Newport Show this year. The PE teacher-turned-baker, who wowed judges with her showstopping creations on the hit series, will demonstrate her favourite recipes and share tips and behind-the-scenes stories during her appearance at Newport Show’s Festival of Food on Saturday 8 July. Candice will head up the programme at the festival, which showcases the best locally produced and sourced food and includes a street food market and hands-on activities for adults and children to reinforce the food journey from farm to fork. The show at the Chetwynd Deer Park retains its strong links to agriculture, with more than 140 livestock and sheep classes attracting farmers from across Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands and Cheshire.
Beth Heath, owner of the award-winning events company Shropshire Festivals, has been appointed chairwoman of the Shropshire Business Board, taking over from Paul Bennett. Beth