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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

Police mission to reunite this man with his camera

Is this you? Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police in Gloucestershire are trying to reunite a mystery man with his camera - which they believe was stolen from him.

The camera is a red Cannon digital camera and was recovered as part of an investigation into handling stolen goods. Nobody has yet been arrested in connection with it.

There are many images on the camera including a family holiday to Dubai and an architectural awards ceremony.

The man in the image or anyone who knows him is asked to call PC 2252 Dean via 101.

– Gloucestershire Police

Beware the Ape in Space!

It is not every day that you get chased by a gorilla in space. You'd have thought it more likely for aliens to be pursuing you.

But that is exactly what happened to Wiltshire astronaut Major Tim Peake on the International Space Station.

Watch the footage, courtesy Nasa

In fact, it was Tim Peake's American colleague, Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly, celebrating the end of his year in space with the help of a gorilla suit given to him by his twin brother Mark.

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