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VIDEO: Sherlock star spotted in Bristol city centre

The cast and crew of Sherlock have been back in Bristol today.

They were filming scenes on King Street for a Christmas special of the popular TV series. Horses and carts and actors in full period costume transformed the city centre.

The stars, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Gatiss and Martin Freeman, have been spotted at various locations around the West in recent weeks.

Our cameraman nipped into a local pub to get this shot of the actor playing Dr Watson.

PICTURES: Sherlock Holmes filming in Bristol city-centre

Filming is underway at Kings Street in Bristol today for the new episode of hit crime drama Sherlock.

Take a look at some of our undercover snaps below - it seems Sherlock could have travelled back in time?

The set looks like Sherlock could have travelled back in time Credit: Kate Wyver/ Twitter
What's all the commotion about? Credit: ITV News

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Designs for £90 million Bristol arena revealed

Five shortlisted designs for the £90 million arena in Bristol have been revealed.

The plan is for the 12,000 capacity venue to be built near Bristol Temple Meads station.

Local people are being asked for their views, but won't find out who each architect is until March.

Take a look at the designs below:

No. 1 Credit: Bristol City Council
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Glasto organiser is made tourism ambassador

Festival organisers Emily and Michael Eavis Credit: PA

Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has become a tourism ambassador for Somerset.

Her father Michael is also an ambassador and the two have been running the world famous music festival together since 2000.

120,000 tickets for this year's event sold out in a record 26 minutes. The line-up has yet to be announced.

Shaun the Sheep makes it to the big screen

Shaun the Sheep creator Nick Park at the European premiere in London Credit: PA

One of Bristol's most famous exports finally hit the big screen at the weekend. Shaun the Sheep is Aardman Animations' most successful character - even outstripping Wallace and Gromit.

After nearly a decade of seven-minute-long TV shows, he's finally starring in his own feature-length film.

As Caron Bell reports, it's quite a journey for a sheep that was never supposed to be a star.

Celebrities flock to green carpet of Shaun the Sheep Movie premiere

The green carpet Credit: ITV West Country News

We've all heard of a red carpet but what about a green carpet?

The Shaun the Sheep movie premiered in Leicester Square yesterday. The animation which is made by Aardman Animations in Bristol, re-decorated the iconic square in Shaun the Sheep's favourite colour green.

Ed Sheeran was spotted attending the premiere Credit: ITV West Country News

There's good reason to celebrate as it takes each animator a whole day to create three seconds of footage.

Ed Sheeran was there to see it, along with Eliza Doolittle and Rizzle Kicks, who feature on the soundtrack.

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European premiere of Shaun the Sheep Movie

Aardman's latest movie gets it's premiere in London Credit: ITV News

Bristol animation company Aardman are preparing for the European premiere of their new movie Shaun the Sheep. Leicester Square in London is being turned into the back drop of the film, which will be on general release next month.

Leicester Square to show premiere of Shaun the Sheep movie Credit: ITV News

We go Sherlock spotting in Gloucester

Filming for the new series of Sherlock has been taking place across the West Country.

Earlier this week, the cameras were at Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol and today, shooting for the hugely popular BBC drama had moved to Gloucester Cathedral.

Crowds queued up to catch a glimpse of the show's stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman - and, as you can see in the clip below, our cameraman spotted Mark Gatiss, who plays Sherlock's brother Mycroft.

Watch: Comedy stars in Bristol for 'once-in-a-lifetime' slapstick-fest

Some of Britain's best-known comedy actors are in Bristol to celebrate slapstick.

Victoria Wood, Stephen Fry, The Goodies and others will talk about the greats including Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton.

The festival, now in its 11th year, starts today and runs until Sunday 25 January.

Many of Britain's favourite comedy actors are descending on Bristol. Credit: Slapstick Festival

Comedians descend on Bristol for Slapstick Festival

The festival will focus on comedy greats including slapstick supremos Laurel and Hardy Credit: Slapstick Festival

Some of Britain's best-known comedy actors are in Bristol to celebrate slapstick.

Victoria Wood, Stephen Fry and The Goodies will talk about the greats including Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton.

The festival, which is now in its 11th year, starts today and runs until Sunday 25 January.

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