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50th anniversary of the Warminster 'Thing'

50th anniversary of the Warminster 'Thing' Credit: British Pathe

UFO experts from across the world are gathering in Wiltshire to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Warminster 'Thing'.

There were multiple sightings of UFOs in 1965 Credit: British Pathe

During the August Bank Holiday of 1965 there were multiple sightings of 'stationary cigar shapes' flashing in the sky, which led to fears the market town was being invaded and it made news around the world.

Kevin Goodman has organised today's gathering:

Do you remember The Warminster Thing?

It is 50 years since a mass UFO sighting took place in Warminster. Credit: British Pathe

UFO experts are travelling to Warminster this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the Warminster Thing.

It was the UK's first recognised 'mass sighting' where hundreds claim they saw a "cigar-shaped orange glow in the sky".

The Wiltshire town gained global attention when a picture of the UFO emerged.

The Wiltshire town became internationally famous after its reputation for UFOs. Credit: British Pathe
Credit: British Pathe


Shear excitement! Shaun tickets to go on sale

These Shauns from the London trail will join their Bristol counterparts in September Credit: PA

It's official. Tickets for "The Great Sheep Round Up", the Shaun in the City exhibition, will be going back on sale at 1pm today, Thursday 27 August.

It comes after the website went down due to demand and technical issues.

Organisers have assured us that you will be able to get hold of them on their website.

We experienced a number of technical issues with the original ticketing website, and would like to thank Shaun fans and supporters for their patience and understanding while we resolved these.

We’d like to reassure everyone that there are still thousands of tickets remaining, with availability for sessions across all nine days of the exhibition. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to see all 120 sculptures in one place for the very first time.

– Lauren Howard, project manager, The Grand Appeal

The exhibition will run from 12-20 September at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway and will feature all 120 Shaun in the City sculptures from both the London and Bristol trails.

The Bristol sculptures will be auctioned later this year to raise funds for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.

Can Shaun the Sheep find a home for Anne the Dog?

Bristol Dogs and Cats Home has taken one of their homeless dogs on an extra special long walk to try to get her adopted.

Staffordshire bull terrier Anne has been with the charity for the last eight months. So they've taken the three year-old to visit all 70 of the Shaun in the City sculptures around Bristol to help her find a "forever home."

We sent our "lead" correspondent Matthias Kurth to find out more.

Still no sign of Shaun tickets

The London Shauns will be united with their Bristol cousins at an exhibition next month Credit: PA

Tickets to see the exhibition of Shaun the Sheep models that have been dotting Bristol and London are still not available. The website has been plagued by problems and organisers are working on an alternative.

The show is due to take place at Cribbs Causeway next month and there are still plenty left.

Here's a statement from the organisers

Thank you to everyone for your continued patience regarding ticket availability for The Great Sheep Round Up Exhibition.

We are working to develop a new ticket platform, and exhibition tickets will go back on sale online later this week.

There are thousands of tickets still remaining across the exhibition dates, so those who have not yet purchased tickets have not missed their chance.

We will announce the date and time of ticket sales as soon as possible.

– Shaun in the City on Facebook

The real life Shaun the Sheep-dog

Anne visits Bahhbersheep in the hope she'll make the cut Credit: Bristol Cats and Dogs Home

It's not just families who have been making the most of the Shaun-in-the-City trail.

This is Anne, a three year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross.

She's the longest serving resident at Bristol Dogs and Cats Home and in a bid to find her a new home she's been taken to 62 of the 70 sculptures.

Perhaps Great West Shaun will show the way Credit: Bristol Cats and Dogs Home
A bit of flower power from Posy won't go amiss Credit: Bristol Cats and Dogs Home


Technical iss-ewes: No more Shaun tickets this week

The organisers of the Great Sheep Roundup say there will be thousands left to buy once technical issues are sorted. Credit: ITV West Country

Tickets for Bristol's new Shaun the Sheep exhibition are on hold, after the site selling them crashed from huge demand on the day they went online.

The organisers of the Great Sheep Roundup say no more tickets will be released this week - but that there will be thousands left to buy once the technical problems are solved.

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