A CHILLI-eating champion will be crowned in Abingdon tomorrow as a popular event returns.

The Oxfordshire Chilli Festival returns to the town between 10am and 5pm, with a host of traders and live music filling the Market Place.

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Those with a taste for spice can take part in the chilli-eating competition, which has been won for the last two years by the UK's 'chilli queen', Shahina Waseem, who has won contests across the country.

The festival is organised by West Hanney foodie Dawn Hutcheon and is now in its fifth year.