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Estimated 230,000 race-goers at Cheltenham this week

The Cheltenham Festival starts tomorrow, but many visitors began to arrive over the weekend, some having booked their accommodation a year ago.

Horses gallop on the course preparing for the festival Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It is estimated that more than 230,000 race-goers will attend the four-day event.

This year, for the first time, parking is to be made free in the town centre during the festival from 1pm each day.

Lord Windermere, ridden by Davy Russell, on his way to winning last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup Credit: ITV News Central

One Direction win Brit Award for Clevedon Pier music video

Clevedon Pier - the real star of the Brits Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A music video featuring Somerset's Clevedon Pier has won the Brit Award for British Video.

Boyband One Direction filmed 'You and I' in 2014. A brass plaque was placed on a bench there to mark the occasion,but it had to be moved after over-zealous fans covered it with their own tributes.


Bristol's George Ezra up for Brit Award

Bristol singer George Ezra is up for a Brit award tonight.

He's nominated for the best male soloist award.

His debut album 'Wanted on Voyage' went to number one, and was the third best-selling album of 2014. He's up against Damon Albarn, Paulo Nutini, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. The ceremony will be live on ITV tonight at 8pm.

Will he take home the award? The ceremony will be live on ITV tonight at 8pm. Credit: BMG Chrysalis UK
The ceremony will be live on ITV tonight at 8pm. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Broadchurch will return for a third series

ITV have commissioned a new series of the drama Credit: ITV News

David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return for a third series in the award winning and critically acclaimed drama Broadchurch.

We’ve been overwhelmed that nine million people every week have continued to join us on the twists and turns of Broadchurch. This third chapter has been a glint in my eye for a long time and I’m thrilled to be writing these characters once again.

– Chris Chibnall, Creator & Writer

Wurzels rework hit song for farm safety campaign

The Wurzels have reworked their hit song "Combine Harvester" to raise awareness of farm safety Credit: Yellow Wellies UK

Somerset band The Wurzels have released a new version of their classic 'Combine Harvester' song.

It's part of a new campaign by the National Farmers Union to reduce death and injury in the workplace.

The agricultural industry is the UK's most dangerous occupation - figures from the Health and Safety Executive show 27 people died in farm accidents in the year to April 2014.


Mike Tindall to feature in extreme reality TV adventure

Who will make it through the 12-day survival mission? Credit: ITV News

The former Gloucestershire Rugby centre will join Bear Grylls on his latest reality TV adventure.

Tindall will compete with 7 other celebrities as they are put through their paces in an epic 12-day survival mission, otherwise known as 'Mission Survival'.

Grylls will eliminate one contestant at the end of every episode before crowning a winner.

Tindall is joined by his cousin Emilia Fox who had given the ex-England rugby star 'almost no option' in taking part.

PICTURES: Sherlock filming in Bath

The popular BBC series Sherlock continues its filming across the West Country, this time in Bath.

See below for some shots of the latest set:

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