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BAFTA nominations for 'The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies'

Christopher Jefferies was played by Jason Watkins

ITV drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies has been nominated for a TV BAFTA in the mini-series category.

It tells the story of the Bristol landlord who was arrested on suspicion of murdering his tenant Joanna Yeates. He was released and another man, Vincent Tabak, was jailed for her murder. But in the intervening months Mr Jefferies suffered character assassination by many tabloids. Later he would receive apologies and payouts, and also gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards.

The two-part drama about his ordeal aired in December, and starred Jason Watkins. He has also been nominated for his performance in the leading actor category.

Famous stars descend on Bristol for new film

If you've been in Bristol and noticed an increased amount of suspicious activity around banks and security vans, we can explain all.

You'll be glad to hear it's all part of a film, called Golden Years, which is being shot almost entirely in the West Country. It centres around the antics of a couple of bank-robbing pensioners.

Stars are flocking to Bristol to record the new film Credit: ITV News

It tells the story of Arthur and Martha's decision to turn to a life of crime, spurred on by their declining pension savings.

They rob banks and use some of the money to help save their local bowling club. And some to go on a caravan tour of National Trust properties in the Cotswolds.

But underpinning the comedy is deeper message about older people in society.

We were able to speak to some of the stars, which includes names such as Bernard Hill and Virginia McKenna as Arthur and Martha.

Ellen Thomas, known for Eastenders, plays Thelma.

Phil Davies, famous for his parts in Whitechapel and Silk, plays Brian.


Comedy star Simon Pegg back at Bristol Uni

Simon Pegg attended Bristol University. Credit: Domine Jerome/ABACA/Press Association Images

Hollywood actor Simon Pegg will be returning to his roots at the University of Bristol this afternoon.

Pegg, who graduated in 1991, will be back to reopen the Students' Union building on Queens Road. Its £30 million transformation includes a new theatre named after him.

The comic actor made his name with sitcom Spaced and cult favourite Shaun of the Dead. More recently he has starred as Enterprise engineer Scotty in the new Star Trek films.

Angry Glastonbury festival fans launch petition against Kanye

The petition has so far attracted 28,000 signatures Credit: ITV News

The announcement that Kanye West is one of the headliners at Glastonbury has angered some fans of the festival - who have launched a petition.

The petition, has so far attracted over 28,000 supporters.

The rapper has been confirmed as one of this summer's headline acts.

Kanye West will follow in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop star Jay Z Credit: ITV News

He follows in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop superstar Jay Z, whose Saturday night slot in 2008 caused huge controversy before it was deemed a big success.

Now a petition has been launched in an attempt to derail plans by organisers for the US star to perform.

West recently took to the stage to debut new track All Day at the Brits but his performance - much of it muted out - left many viewers disappointed.

Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend Glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment. Let's prevent this musical injustice now!

– petition

Emily Eavis, daughter of the festival's founder Michael, revealed on Twitter on Monday night that the rap superstar will top the Saturday bill at Glastonbury in June.

But Adam Tingley wrote on the petition website: "If he can't even get the Brits right, how will he manage to pull in the crowds at the world's greatest music festival?!?"

Alice McCready added: "Kanye's rap image is not in keeping with the festival's concepts. His lyrics are at times offensive".

Glastonbury's famous Pyramid stage Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Others were more supportive.

Barnye Hunter wrote on Twitter: "I love Glastonbury because the line up is so diverse and oh my how dare they let something other than an old white rock band headline!"

And Kayleigh Quinn said: "No specific genre owns Glastonbury. There's more than one stage. Get over yourself."

The announcement came shortly after West tweeted a series of nude pictures of his wife, socialite Kim Kardashian.

Eavis tweeted: "We are thrilled to let you know we have the one and only Kanye West headlining Saturday night on the Pyramid Stage!"

Foo Fighters will headline Glastonbury on the Friday night Credit: ITV News

Foo Fighters will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday, making their first appearance at the Somerset festival since 1998.

New Bristol Arena design chosen

Bristol Arena Plaza Night Credit: Bristol City Council

The team behind the London 2012 Olympic Stadium have been chosen as the designers of the Bristol Arena.

Populous, the international arena and stadium design specialists, will work in partnership with the award winning Bath based practices Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects and BuroHappold Engineering.

Alongside the London 2012 stadium, Populous designed the O2 Arenas in London, Berlin and Dublin, and the recently completed Leeds Arena.

Bristol Arena Plaza Aerial Sketch Credit: Bristol City Council
Bristol Arena Foyer Credit: Bristol City Council
Bristol Arena Internal concert Credit: Bristol City Council


Design for new Bristol £90million arena will be chosen this afternoon

The final design for Bristol's £90 million indoor arena will be chosen today.

A panel of judges will choose from five designs and are due to announce the winner this afternoon.

The former diesel depot site beside Bristol Temple Meads will be the home to a 12,000 seater arena which will host sport and music events.

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

In January five designs were submitted.

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Kanye West to headline Glastonbury Festival

Kanye West to headline Glastonbury Festival Credit: PA

It has been announced that Kanye West will be headlining Glastonbury Festival in June.

Emily Eavis made the announcement this evening on social media.

Tickets for this year's event sold out within 30 minutes last October. The Foo Fighters had already been confirmed as Friday night's headliners, while the main act for the Sunday night has yet to be announced.

Wiltshire author Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66

Sir Terry Pratchett had been diagnosed with dementia Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Press Association Images

Best-selling fantasy fiction author Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66. The author of the multi-million selling Discworld series lived in Broad Chalke, a village west of Salisbury.

In 2007 he announced he was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's. He had latterly been a prominent campaigner on behalf of people who have the disease.

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