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Crowds gather to watch for 'Blue Moon'

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Crowds gathered at Glastonbury Tor last night to catch a glimpse of the first "blue moon" since 2012 - and the last until 2018.

The name "blue moon" refers to the second of two full moons appearing in the same calendar month.

It is more important for astrologers than astronomers, marking a time of upset, change and possibilities.

Despite the name, blue moons are usually silvery grey, like any other.

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Blue moons are not as rare as myths may say. The last one occurred on August 31, 2012, and the next will be seen on January 31, 2018.

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CCTV footage of missing DJ Derek released

DJ Derek disappeared exactly three weeks ago. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police have released CCTV footage of Derek Morris, better known as Bristol's legendary DJ Derek.

It is exactly three weeks since he disappeared. The footage below shows him in the Commercial Rooms in Bristol's Corn Street.

The last known sighting of Derek was on Friday July 10, when he was seen crossing the road from Rupert Street to Lewins Mead in the city centre.


Film released in Bristol to help teenagers with eating disorders

The number of people with eating disorders has doubled in the past three years. Now a Bristol teenager battling anorexia, is trying to help others by telling her moving story. Her fight with the eating disorder has been made into a film and as our reporter Charlotte Saker has been finding out it's already helping transform lives across our region:

Somerset Council let the public balance its budget

We've all had to get a bit better at cutting our cloth over the past few years as the weekly shop gets more expensive and those bills and direct debits keep coming in.

Sometimes we have to cut back on a few things just like County councils have to do.

But when they're deciding where to spend our council tax and when they make cuts to their services, it can really have a big impact on people's lives.

Today the people of Somerset have been having a go at balancing a council budget themselves.

Each bag on the scales represents a different council service and they've been deciding what to protect and what gets left behind.

Bob Cruwys reports.


Bristol Rovers given leave to appeal against judge's ruling

Bristol Rovers have been given leave to appeal a judge's ruling, who initially found in favour of Sainsbury's after they pulled out of a deal to buy the club's Memorial Stadium.

The £30 million pound agreement would have enabled Rovers to build a new ground on university land on the outskirts of the city.

The club announced on their website that they hope to have the hearing held in late November or early December this year.

We would also like to take this opportunity to say we appreciate the support and encouragement we continue to receive from fans during this testing time.

A large number of you have approached members of the board during pre-season games, both home and away, to offer your support, and the over-whelming message has been one of ‘Don’t give up the fight’.

– Bristol Rovers

How hard is it to fly a hot air balloon?

There are just six days till the start of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

During the four day event, over 130 hot air balloons will be appearing in the skies over the city and ITV News West Country will be there to see them.

But just how hard is it to get off the ground? Who asked balloon pilot Simon Askey...

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