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Floating cinema comes to Bristol

The converted barge is being used to show films Credit: ITV News

A floating cinema arrived in Bristol today for a week long stay in the city.

But this converted barge isn't just about showing films on the water. The barge also aims to promote the regions waterways and the people who use them.

The month long tour from London to Bristol has taken in 200 miles of waterways and 100 locks and has been staging events

The floating cinema will be in Bristol for a week Credit: ITV News


Bristol's latest resident parking zone sabotaged by protesters

Black paint covers new white lines in Montpelier Credit: ITV News

Bristol's latest residents' parking zone has come into force today but some are continuing to resist it.

Black paint has been covered over new white lines in one road in Montpelier where last week police negotiated with protesters who for a week blocked council workmen from completing the controversial scheme brought in by Mayor George Ferguson.

Bristol City Council say motorists parking illegally will not be fined while the new system beds in.

Shaun the Sheep comes to Bristol

Seventy Shaun statues will be dotted around Bristol from today Credit: ITV News

A public arts trail featuring seventy Shaun the Sheep sculptures is launching in Bristol today.

The statues will be dotted around key landmarks across the city to raise money for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Artists, designers and businesses such as DreamWorks, Thunderbirds and Bagpuss creator Peter Firmin have decorated the sculptures.

It's hoped the trail, named Shaun in the City, will be as popular as the Gromit Unleashed version two years ago.

Rail bosses to meet with union leaders before possible strike

RMT members voted overwhelmingly to strike against First Great Western. Credit: PA

Bosses at First Great Western are due to meet with union representatives today, ahead of possible industrial action later this week.

Union members voted to strike after failing to reach assurances over jobs and safety concerns.

Long distance and local rail services across the West would be affected for two days from Thursday.


Man due in court charged with 80s murder of Bath teenager

Melanie Road was 17 years old when she was murdered in Bath in June 1984 Credit: ITV News

A 63 year old man from Bristol is due to appear at Bath Magistrates’ Court later charged with the murder of of a teenager killed more than 30 years ago.

Melanie Road was 17 years old when she was killed in Bath in June 1984. Melanie was sexually assaulted and stabbed multiple times.

Christopher John Hampton, of Fishponds, has been charged with Melanie’s murder. Hampton was arrested last week and is remanded in custody.

Man in serious condition after Cheltenham hit and run

Man in serious condition after hit and run in Cheltenham Credit: ITV News

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a hit and run in Cheltenham.

The incident happened on Hester's Way when the man and another pedestrian were hit by a grey Seat Leon yesterday. The driver left the car and fled the scene.

A man in his 60s was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries. A woman in her 50s was also hurt.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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