LEDBURY has been listed as a jewel of the Midlands in the Sunday Times' list of the best places to live.

While Edale was the overall winner in the Midlands category, Ledbury was described as "a humdinger of a market town".

The article states: "Newcomers soon get used to waiting while shopkeepers chat to customers at the counter – the whole point of shopping on Ledbury’s independent-dominated high street is to stock up on gossip as well as greens.

"Local favourites include the family butchers DT Waller (award-winning sausages) and Gurneys (homemade pies and game); Handley Organics, for fruit and veg; and Sweet Memories, an old-fashioned sweet shop."