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2,000 year old paw print found in Gloucester

These paw prints were made by a Roman cat prowling through Gloucester Credit: Gloucester City Council

The paw print of a cat has been found on a roof tile dating back to Roman times.

A pile of roof tiles was dug up in Berkeley Street in Gloucester in 1969 but the discovery was only made by an archaeologist in June.

The cat is thought to have snuck across the wet clay tiles in Gloucester in about AD 100. The tile in question, a tegula, was used on the roof of a building in what became the Berkeley Street area of modern Gloucester.

What a fascinating discovery. Dog paw prints, people’s boot prints and even a piglet’s trotter print have all been found on tiles from Roman Gloucester, but cat prints are very rare.

– Cllr Lise Noakes, cabinet member for culture and leisure at Gloucester City Council

The discovery is on display at The City Museum and Art Gallery.


Shaun in the City statue vandalised

Credit: @1982lauraj

Shaun in the City organisers have been forced to remove one of the statues just a week into the event after it was damaged by vandals.

Shaun on the Cob, which was in Broadmead, was removed Monday afternoon. It's not known when it will be back.


New Shaun the Sheep game designed by children

Primary school children helped design the game Credit: ITV West Country/Richard Payne

Children from primary schools across Bristol helped in the design of a new Shaun the Sheep interactive game that will promote sustainability to potential audience of millions around the world.

The Shaun in the City trail began this week. Fans of the Aardman character can see 70 sculptures across Bristol.

Shaun in the City trail has taken Bristol by storm Credit: Kim Ball

Sustainable Shaun is an online game for children to play over the school holidays. It'll be previewed at the weekend on the big screen at the city's Harbourside.

The game teaches children about sustainability Credit: ITV West Country/Richard Payne

Meet Bristol's pogo record holder

Jack Sexty has taken part in a marathon on a pogo stick

How many of you remember trying to master the pogo stick when you were younger? And how many of you quickly gave up?

Well one man in Bristol has actually never stopped. Jack Sexty has taken his pogo obsession to a new level - setting a new world record for the most consecutive bounces. Jonty Messer has been to meet him.

Jack is raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK.

You can sponsor Jack here.

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