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Hit show War Horse opens in Bristol tonight

War Horse has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Credit: ITV News

The hugely successful theatre production of War Horse opens at Bristol Hippodrome tonight.

The production has been seen by more than 6 million people worldwide since its premiere in 2007. It is based on Michael Morpurgo's best-selling novel about a young boy and his beloved horse fighting in the First World War.

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Broadchurch creator on the success of his series

Over 7.5 million people tuned in last night to watch the return of Broadchurch on ITV.

The series is shot with the stunning backdrop of the Dorset coast, and many of the village scenes are filmed in Clevedon, North Somerset.

ITV News West Country presenter Ian Axton had a small cameo role in last night's episode. Ian has been to West Bay to meet Chris Chibnall, the man who created Britain's most successful crime drama. We get his reaction to the episode and ask him if he's planning a third series:

Broadchurch trail website set up to show locations

Broadchurch was partly filmed in Clevedon in North Somerset Credit: ITV

A dedicated Broadchurch trail website has been set to up to highlight some of the North Somerset locations used in the series. Part of the drama was filmed in Clevedon including Hill Road which became Broadchurch High Street, a vacant shop, Seeleys, which became the Broadchurch Echo.

The shop is now a local food and craft market. Traders on Hill Road got the idea to set up a market after seeing the fictional outdoor Broadchurch Market set up, and with a grant from North Somerset Council’s High Street Innovation Fund were able to transform Seeley’s into a community market.

What we plan to do is update the trail when the second series has finished so that we don't give away any of the surprises undoubtedly in store.

At the moment the trail includes locations such as Marine Lake, Poets Walk, Marshall's Field and St Andrew's Church (which became Broadchurch's parish church of St Bede).

– Ursula James, North Somerset Council's tourism development officer

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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
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