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David Hempleman-Adams reveals his stockings

David Hempleman-Adams, High Sheriff of Wiltshire Credit: ITV News

The adventurer David Hempleman-Adams has been sworn in as High Sheriff of Wiltshire.

He's famous for his feats of endurance in hot air balloons, up mountains and in the polar wastes but this is a whole new role.

Modelling his Arctic wardrobe in 1999 Credit: PA
About to make a record-breaking balloon ascent in 2004 Credit: PA
Like father like daughter - with 15 year old Alicia in 2005 Credit: PA

As you can see, David Hempleman-Adams has had to wear some pretty natty kit during his travels - but nothing to compare with his new uniform.

ITV News asked him what his new role involved - and he revealed, well, see for yourself:

The explorer from Box was invited by the Queen to hold the ancient office. It is unpaid and involves attending royal events and laying on hospitality for visiting High Court judges, as well as the wearing of stockings.

David Hempleman-Adams has promised to give up exploring for his year of office - but no doubt will be planning his next "feet".

Graffiti marriage proposal brings love to Bristol street

Luckily for such a public proposal, the bride-to-be said yes. Credit: ITV News

A couple in Bristol have got engaged after a rather unique proposal - in graffiti.

The colourful display can be seen in North Street, in the Bedminster area of the city.

Credit: ITV News

Groom-to-be Jago teamed up with the street artist and illustrator known as SPZero76 to ask his partner Anna to be his wife.

Luckily for such a public proposal - she said yes.

Today I helped Jago propose to Anna with the help of Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival

She said Yes!!!

– SP Zero76 Facebook page

World-renowned Red Arrows returning to Weston-super-Mare

The Red Arrows performing in 2015. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The world-renowned Red Arrows will be coming back to wow the crowds at this year’s Weston Air Festival.

18 June
They make their appearance at the two-day festival.

It's the fourth year The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will be heading to Weston-super-Mare to perform their precision flying display.

It gives me enormous pleasure to confirm that the Red Arrows and Typhoon will be performing at the Weston Air Festival this year.

The festival is now firmly established in the air show calendar and is the latest addition to what promises to be a packed summer of events on Weston’s seafront.

– Cllr Felicity Baker, North Somerset Council
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