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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.

VIDEO: panto stars Ashley, Pudsey and Andy Ford

Ashley and Pudsey are starring in panto in Bristol. They'll be in Dick Whittington at the Bristol Hippodrome - and they've had rave reviews for their performances as Alice Fitzwarren and her faithful pooch.

Another star of the show is a veteran of Bristol panto - comedian Andy Ford.
We met all three when they came into our studio today. You can watch the whole interview here.


Pudsey pays us a visit ahead of starring in panto in Bristol

Pantomime season is in full swing and the region's playhouses are full of television stars trading the screen for the boards.

Ashley and Pudsey captured the nations attention with their Britain's Got Talent Routine, and are now getting rave reviews for their performances as Alice Fitzwarren and her faithful pooch. They popped into our studio a little earlier - here's Pudsey meeting Ian Axton.

Eddie Redmayne ties the knot in Somerset

Eddie Redmayne and fiancée Hannah Bagshawe Credit: PA

Film star Eddie Redmayne has married his fiancée Hannah Bagshawe in a ceremony at Babington House in Somerset.

It's been a wonderful week for Mr Redmayne, who has landed nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.

They celebrated with a small number of close family and friends

– Carrie Gordon, publicist
The ceremony took place at Babington House in Somerset Credit: PA

Watch: full interview with Laura Doggett, singing star of the new Broadchurch trailer

The long awaited second series of Broadchurch returns in the New Year, but a trailer is out to whet your appetite.

The latest teaser features a song by Laura Doggett, a singer-songwriter and former student of City of Bath College.

We caught up with Laura to talk about her success and her love of Bath.


Lead actor in Chris Jefferies drama tells of experience

Christopher Jefferies was wrongly accused of the murder of Bristol architect Joanna Yeates four years ago. Tonight new ITV drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies tells his story.

Actor Jason Watkins says it is important the story is told to restore Mr Jefferies' reputation.

Bristol Arena operator is announced

The Bristol Arena is due to open in 2017 Credit: Bristol City Council

The UK’s largest arena operator SMG, in partnership with largest international live entertainment company Live Nation, has been named as Preferred Bidder to operate the Bristol Arena.

The decision was taken at tonight's Cabinet meeting when Mayor George Ferguson said that it represented a milestone in the development of the new arena.

Interest from bidders in operating the 12,000 capacity Bristol Arena has been highly competitive.

SMG and Live Nation will bring the combined expertise of two global businesses experienced in running arenas worldwide and delivering exciting programmes of concerts and events.

Their bid represents a good deal for the city and gives yet further confidence of a firm footing on which to move forward towards a 2017 arena opening when we can look forward to welcoming world-class performers to the region.

– George Ferguson, Bristol Mayor

The £91 million, 12,000 capacity arena is to be built on the former diesel depot site next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

It will bring more than 900 jobs to Bristol and is expected to attract millions of pounds in additional spending to the region.

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