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"What choice do I have? There is nowhere else I can put the car"

The picturesque Cotswold's village of Bibury has been photo-bombed by a bright yellow car.

The 14th century National Trust-owned cottages are some of the most-photographed dwellings in Britain

Photographer Lee McCallum took to Twitter to complain about "Bibury's elephant in the room":

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However the 82-year old owner of the bright yellow Vauxhall Corsa has hit back claiming he has not other option.

What choice do I have? There is nowhere else I can put the car

– Peter, Owner of the bright yellow Corsa

Yellow car spoils the view for snappers

Photographers say the little yellow car is spoiling the picture postcard view Credit: ITV News

Photographers visiting a famously picturesque spot in Gloucestershire have complained that a bright yellow car is spoiling the view.

The row of cottages on Arlington Row in Bibury are some of the oldest inhabited homes in the UK. But many visitors to the beauty spot are finding their pictures are ruined by the car, which is owned by a local resident.

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Lanterns of Longleat are up for auction

19 of Longleat's animal-themed lanterns are going up for auction Credit: ITV News

Giant Chinese lanterns that lit up Longleat this winter are to be auctioned for charity.

150,000 people came to see the illuminated designs at the Wiltshire estate. Some will be kept for next Christmas but 19 animal-themed creations will be sold to raise money for Tusk, the Duke of Cambridge's African wildlife conservation charity.

The online sale runs until 11 February. You can find out more here.

Comedians descend on Bristol for Slapstick Festival

The festival will focus on comedy greats including slapstick supremos Laurel and Hardy Credit: Slapstick Festival

Some of Britain's best-known comedy actors are in Bristol to celebrate slapstick.

Victoria Wood, Stephen Fry and The Goodies will talk about the greats including Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton.

The festival, which is now in its 11th year, starts today and runs until Sunday 25 January.

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The pet's grave marker that's now a museum piece

The ancient carving had been marking a pet's grave but will now go on show at The Museum of Somerset Credit: ITV News

An Anglo-Saxon sculpture is to go on display at The Museum of Somerset in Taunton after £150,000 was raised to buy it.

The carving of St Peter was found in a garden at Dowlish Wake near Ilminster in 2004. It was being used as a pet's grave.

Almost £80,000 of the total came from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In pictures: Bristol Zoo takes its annual census

Staff at Bristol Zoo do this every January - and it takes more than a clipboard and pencil. Credit: ITV News

It's a census with a difference - scuba suits and aqualungs alongside the clipboards and pencils.

Yes, staff at Bristol Zoo are conducting their annual census. There are more than 400 species at the zoo and keepers say the population is growing because of successful breeding programmes. But counting the animals isn't always easy. With fish there is no avoiding it -you have to get wet.

Big tanks you can see we do get in those - it's a lot easier to count the animals that way because we can look in all the nooks and crannies.

We need to make sure our records tie up with what we've actually got on our displays. It's very difficult with small animals - we classify them as big groups.

We've got a lot of small fish in big tanks so it's more to do with the breeding. We have a lot of fry coming through that we might miss.

– JONNY RUDD, Aquarium curator, Bristol Zoo
This crab was easy to spot - it is much harder to keep track of other creatures in the aquarium Credit: ITV News
This pufferfish has just one eye after a cataract operation. Credit: ITV News
Some more concerned with eating fish than counting them... Credit: ITV News
Not everyone will stay awake for the big day. Credit: ITV News
The insects can only be estimated - would you enjoy trying to count each one of these? Credit: ITV News
Not a plant: counting coral is quite a challenge. Credit: ITV News
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