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Bride-to-be loses engagement ring on night out

Steph Mayoh, with fiancé Simon, after he proposed in Central Park in October Credit: Gloucestershire News Service

Bride-to-be Steph Mayoh is desperately searching for her engagement ring after it slipped off her finger during a Christmas Eve night out in Cheltenham.

Steph, of Up Hatherley, woke up on Christmas morning and realised to her horror that the ring had gone.

I looked down and then realised it was missing. It was just awful. Your stomach goes into twists.

I ran into the bedroom and collapsed in tears. I thought then I would never see it again.

It totally ruined Christmas for me.

– Steph Mayoh

The last time she remembered having it on was when she was with fiancé Simon late on Christmas Eve, at the 21 Club in Cheltenham.

Steph and Simon got engaged in October in Central Park, New York, and are due to marry next November. They are hoping that someone will find and return the ring.

Can you help Steph find her ring? Credit: GNS

View from the top: repairman climbs tallest cathedral

HIs heart was in his mouth and the adrenalin was pumping.

Those are the words of the church worker who had to climb to the top of the country's tallest cathedral spire in Salisbury to repair a weather meter.

Gary Price says the worst moment was when he had to step outside a small window near the base of the spire for the final climb to the summit.

Penny Silvester's report includes pictures from Salisbury Cathedral.


Crowds gather for Stonehenge solstice

Crowds have gathered at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to mark the Winter Solstice. It's cloudy at the ancient stones ahead of the 0804 sunrise.

Shaun the Sheep comes to life in Bristol

Shaun was voted the nation's favourite children's TV character this year. Credit: Aardman

Fans of Shaun the Sheep can watch sculptures of the Aardman Animations character come to life from today.

Ahead of an art trail in Bristol next summer, a unit at the Galleries Shopping Centre in the city centre is being used as a studio.

Local artists will be transforming the blank sheep canvasses into works of art.

Your Christmas light displays

We asked you to send us photos of your Christmas lights displays - and there are certainly some spectacular houses out there. Here's a selection of our favourites.

Lawrence Weston Credit: Jackie Westfield

Jackie Westfield sent us this photo of her house. She says they've had lots of lovely people stop to look at their lights and seeing the children's faces is the best.

Chippenham Credit: Nigel & Paul

Nigel sent this picture of his house that he shares with Paul in Chippenham. They've got lights in the windows, a Christmas Tree on display and a wreath on the door.

Devizes Credit: Paul Hughes

This photo was sent in by Paul of his parents Mr and Mrs Hughes' house in Lawrence Weston. They're using the display to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support nurses.

Frome Credit: Gary Monger

Gary Monger sent in this photo of his house in Frome. They've got a giant polar bear, snowman and even Santa's reindeer in the window.

Almondsbury Credit: Claire Hooper

Claire Hooper sent us this one. They've even got a Christmas Greeting on their wall.

Thanks to everyone who's sent us pictures. If you want to send yours in you can email us at, tweet us @itvwestcountry, or post it on our Facebook page:


People in Bath take the Polar Plunge

People in Bath have been queueing up to jump into ice cold water.

The city's first Polar Plunge event was held at Bath University to raise money for Special Olympics GB.

A 20 tonne container was filled with freezing cold water ready for fundraisers to take a quick dip. Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies was there to support the event but this time was staying out of pool.

Woolly suspension bridge to go on show

A version of Brunel's famous bridge made out of wool rather than iron is to go on show in Bristol Credit: ITV News

A knitted suspension bridge will appear in Clifton on Saturday to celebrate the landmark's 150th birthday.

The group that created Briswool - a knitted and crocheted impression of the city - have donated their knitted model of Brunel's famous bridge to help mark the event.

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