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Rare turtle hatches at Bristol Zoo

One of the world’s rarest turtles, a tiny Vietnamese box turtle weighing just 14.6g has been born at Bristol Zoo.

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Bob gets wet - but that's show business

Our weatherman Bob Crampton goes behind the scenes at the Bristol Hippodrome to see how they make it rain every night amid all the sunshine

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Dorset woman's corn dolly record attempt

Audrey Rolfe is attempting to weave the world's longest corn dolly
Audrey Rolfe is attempting to weave the world's longest corn dolly Credit: ITV West

A pensioner from Bridport is hoping to weave the world's longest corn dolly.

Audrey Rolfe's efforts will be on show at this weekend's Dorset County Show. She's aiming for it to be 60 feet long. Corn dollies are plaited to celebrate the harvest. She's chosen a design known as a Welsh fan.

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Search for missing Martin Andrews

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Martin Andrews is missing from Cheltenham Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing Cheltenham man.

42 year old Martin Andrews from Warden Hill, hasn't been at work since last Thursday (August 21) and was last seen in the centre of Gloucester at around midday on Sunday.

Officers are concerned for Martin's welfare and are continuing a number of inquiries to trace him.

They are also urging Martin or anyone who knows where he is to call police straight away on 101, or 999 if appropriate.

Martin is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, of proportionate build and with cropped hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing a black t-shirt, black jacket and headphones and carrying a small to medium sized rucksack.

Banksy sale raises £400,000 for Bristol boys club

A controversial artwork by the Bristol artist Banksy has been sold for more than £400,000 - securing the future of a youth club in the city.

The 'Mobile Lovers' mural went up near the Broad Plain Boys Club in April causing a row with Bristol City Council over its ownership - which was only settled once the elusive artist intervened.

Caron Bell reports:

Banksy's Mobile Lovers sells for £403,000

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Banksy's Mobile Lovers has been sold for £403,000. Credit: ITV News West Country

It's been revealed Banksy's Mobile Lovers artwork has sold for £403,000.

A cash-strapped boys club in Bristol has sold it to a private collector. All the proceeds will benefit Broad Plain Boys' Club and affiliate youth clubs.

There was controversy when the club removed the work from a wall nearby, until the artist himself backed its ownership.

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Contractors fix Bristol 'Bup Stop' road marking

Contractors working for Bristol City Council have corrected a miss spelt road marking on Old Market.

A Bristol City Council spokesperson said:

“It is not often we see our roadworks hitting the headlines worldwide, but we understand why this rare mistake has captured people’s imaginations. While it became something of a temporary tourist attraction, the contractor has now corrected the error earlier today at no cost to the local taxpayer.”

– Bristol City Council

Banksy's "Mobile Lovers" sold for undisclosed sum

PA photo of Banksy's Mobile Lovers before it was removed from the wall
Banksy's Mobile Lovers before it was removed from the wall near Broad Plain boys club Credit: PA

A cash-strapped boys club in Bristol has sold its Banksy to a private collector.

There was controversy when Broad Plain Boys' Club removed the work from a wall nearby, until the artist himself backed its ownership.

It's been valued at £400,000 - the exact amount it went for has not yet been revealed.

Council blames bus stop error on contractors

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Bristol City Council blames contractors for misspelling the bus stop roadmarkings Credit: ITV News

Bristol has received worldwide coverage of a misspelling that led to the words "Bup Stop" being painted on the road in Old Market, rather than bus stop.

The city council blames contractors for the error, which happened during roadworks in the area. A spokesperson told ITV News that the error will be corrected at no cost to the council.

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