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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.


Shaun the Sheep trailer released by Aardman

The movies is due to be released in February Credit: Aardman

Bristol company Aardman have released the full trailer for the Shaun the Sheep movie, which is due in cinemas in February 2015.

The film sees Shaun and his friends head to the big city on an adventure to rescue their farmer after a prank goes wrong.

It's based on Aardman's popular children's television series and sees Justin Fletcher reprise his role as lead character Shaun.

Meanwhile John Sparkes voices Bitzer, the farmer's loyal sheepdog.

The movie opens in UK cinemas on February 6, 2015.

Jake Sims and Stereo Kicks booted off X Factor

Stereo Kicks' Jake Sims performing in the sing-off Credit: Factor

The dream is over for X Factor finalist Jake Sims from Warmley in South Gloucestershire.

His boy band Stereo Kicks were voted off the ITV competition in the quarter finals, leaving only four acts remaining.

They fell foul of the public vote after the judges were split between the eight-strong band and 17-year-old Lauren Platt.

Simon Cowell had the critical vote to either save the group or force a deadlock and defer to the public vote.

He said: "The act that sang the best on the sing off was Lauren," voting to keep her in the competition.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini stood by her act, Lauren Platt but told the boy band they had talent and could still grow.

Louis Walsh also stood by his act, Stereo Kicks.

Mel B voted in favour of the boys too, apologising to Fernandez-Versini before she said she had to vote for Lauren Platt to leave.

Some members of the boy band wept as their X Factor stint came to an end but said they were thankful to have been on the show.

Speaking on the Xtra Factor afterwards, Simon Cowell told Louis Walsh his poor song choice was to blame. But Walsh insisted: "I did 100% the best I could and they know that. They'll tell you that later."

But Jake Sims will still have a shot of the limelight - Stereo Kicks will be taking part in the X Factor Live Tour in 2015.

Jake (far left) and Stereo Kicks discuss their Xperience on the Xtra Factor Credit: Factor

Shaftesbury Christmas Lights procession tonight

A lantern procession will take place in Shaftesbury in Dorset tonight to celebrate the switch on of the town's Christmas Lights.

This year famous designer Dame Zandra Rhodes will be doing the honours - while schoolchildren parade with their illuminations bearing the names of those who took part in the First World War.

Dame Zandra Rhodes. Credit: PA

Elton John to play Gloucester rugby stadium

Elton John performing in Poland earlier this month Credit: PA

It's been announced that Elton John and his band are to play Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester next year as part of their European tour.

The concert on Sunday 7 June will be the rock star's first ever performance in Gloucester. It will feature classics from his five-decade-long career.

I am very much looking forward to playing my first show in Gloucester. My drummer, Nigel Olsson, and guitarist, Davey Johnstone, have been with me since 1970 and 1972 respectively and we all have such fond memories of our early shows in the area.

The fans there have always shown a great love for my music and my band and I can't wait to bring our show to Kingsholm Stadium. I promise it will be worth the wait and am sure we will all have a fantastic time.

– Elton John

Gloucester Rugby's Chief Executive says the club couldn't be more excited about the gig.

We have held some successful concerts at the stadium in the past but this really enhances our reputation as a venue for top quality acts and will be part of an exciting year for the club, culminating with hosting four fixtures as part of Rugby World Cup 2015 later in the year.

– Stephen Vaughan, Gloucester Rugby's CEO

Tickets go on sale on Friday 28 November at 9am.

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