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Worcester is a city in the West Midlands of England, divided into two by the River Severn.

Occupied since Neolithic times, Worcester has grown rapidly since the medieval period, seeing prominence in ironfounders, glove manufacture and engineering. Industry is still varied, and much of the cityís medieval centre also remains.

The magnificent Worcester Cathedral overlooks the city, which is home to the Royal Worcester Porcelain factory and Worcesterís most famous product, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce.

Historically, Worcester was the site of the final battle of the Civil War, and is reportedly where the British Medical Association (BMA) was founded. The city was also the birthplace of the late Sir Edward Elgar, one of Englandís greatest composers.

Worcester also hosts some major festivals, including the Three Choirs Festival, the Christmas Fayre and the Worcester Festival.

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