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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.


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Childhood strikes back: Dorset Star Wars set sells for thousands

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Adults turned into children in Dorset today as they bought a huge collection of toys, paying hundreds of pounds for some of them.

The vast set of Star Wars figures was built up by a local man, and thanks to the internet, bidding came from around the world.

Bobba Fett alone went for more than £460.

Duncan Sleightholme has been rediscovering his youth with Mr Fett.


Star Wars collection could be worth tens of thousands

The collection could sell for tens of thousands. Credit: ITV News

A collection of Star Wars toys could sell for £50,000 in Dorset today.

Dukes Auctioneers are holding a special sale for a local man's collection, and interest is expected from around the world.

Items include some of the most sought after action figures, which could go for hundreds of pounds. The fan's entire collection is being sold.

He's taking quite a brave move to sell, because lots of of people collect, but actually putting it to the market and testing your judgement to see how well you've done, that's quite a difficult step.

So he's taken a brave step and he's decided that, with a new film coming out this year, he's decided to meet the market.

Why did he collect it? He fell in love with it.

– Matthew Denney, Auctioneer

Baa-rilliant new Shaun sculptures hit Bristol

Fab-ewe-lous was designed by Bristol artist Carys Ink. Credit: ITV News
Bee-dazzled was designed by Sunny Warrington. Credit: ITV News

There's still a few weeks to go until Aardman's Shaun in the City trail hits Bristol, but two of the Shaun sculptures have now arrived in the city.

Fab-ewe-lous and Bee-dazzled will be based at the Mall in Cribbs Causeway until the end of August, when they'll be auctioned off to help raise money for the Bristol Children's Hospital.

Fab-ewe-lous and Bee-dazzled are at the Mall in Cribbs Causeway for all to baa-preciate until the end of August. Credit: ITV News

Watch the reaction to the colourful pair below:

Always clean your plate: pregnant Bristolian can't stop eating soap

Time for dinner! Jess Gayford says she regularly eats both bars and liquid soap. Credit: Klaus Rose/DPA/Press Association Images

A Bristol mum-to-be is becoming an internet sensation with her bizarre pregnancy craving - she says she can't stop eating soap.

26-year-old Jess Gayford is almost eight months pregnant with her second child and regularly eats both bars and liquid soap. She and her partner have been told that the soap won't harm their unborn baby.

Eating non-food substances like soap is a recognised condition called pica.

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