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More needed for Regency costume record attempt

Regency style is all the rage at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath Credit: ITV News West Country

Organisers of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath are asking fans to help them break a record for the most people dressed in Regency costume. They set a record of 409 people five years ago but a rival American fan club is also attempting to beat it.

The record attempt will take place at the Assembly Rooms in Bath on Saturday, 13 September.


Biba founder headlines Bath in Fashion

Barbara Hulanicki is in Bath today for Bath in Fashion Credit: PA

A special vintage BIBA catwalk was held at the Assembly Rooms in Bath this lunchtime, showing off the best of the iconic brand that epitomised the Sixties.

Some of the designs were a re-working of BIBA's famous pink gingham dress which helped launch the brand in May 1964, when it offered the dress to readers of the Daily Mirror.

Mayor confirms Banksy note is authentic

Bristol mayor, George Ferguson, has announced that a note received by a youth club, which says "As far as I'm concerned you can have it" has been authenticated as coming from Banksy.

It means a potential two million pound windfall for the Broad Plain Boys' Club.

I have now received confirmation that the note posted into the Broad Plain Boys Club is authentic. I believe this to be a good resolution and that we have done the right thing in looking after ‘Mobile Lovers’ in safe condition while putting it on display in aid of the Boys Club. We decided to house it in the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery as an interim solution and agreed that if Banksy was to ’send a signal’ that it was to go to them then I would be more than happy to oblige. To benefit both the club and other youth projects in Bristol...would be a brilliant resolution."

– George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol


Mayor confirms Bristol Banksy to go back to boys club

It seems the controversy over Bristol's latest Banksy has been resolved.

"Mobile Lovers" went up on a wall near the Broad Plain Boys Club who rescued it, hoping it would be the answer to their financial woes.

But it went on show in the Bristol museum while its future was decided. Now Bristol mayor George Ferguson has been informed by the artist that it should be the property of the boys club.


Just received confirmation by #Banksy that note to #Bristol Broad Plain Boys Club is authentic. Great to have a clear resolution @banksynews


I've received confirmation by #Banksy that note is authentic & 'Mobile Lovers' can go to the #Bristol Broad Plain Boys Club :-) @banksynews

Street artist claims new work in Bristol

The street artist JPS Artist, who's from Weston-super-Mare, has claimed responsibility for a new work that appeared in Frogmore Street in Bristol at the weekend.

It shows two girls in woolly hats apparently exchanging something for money. He has tweeted a picture of a colour version he did in Norway.

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