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WATCH: St Paul's Carnival through the years

The future of one of the biggest events in Bristol is in doubt after losing funding.

The St Pauls Carnival attracts huge crowds - but it's only been held twice in the past four years.

The festival is a celebration of the city's Afro-Caribbean culture, and we've taken a quick look back at its history.

Organisers insist this isn't the end - and that next year's event will go ahead, despite Bristol City Council pulling funding due to what it said was a lack of confidence in the organisers.

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Kylie and Bob gear up for their pumpkin showdown

Kylie and Bob are ready to battle it out over pumpkins Credit: ITV News

Kylie and Bob are going head to head to see who can carve the best pumpkin and you get to decide who is crowned champion.

While our presenters gear up for their showdown, we want to know what you're doing for Halloween - have you prepared for the trick-or-treaters? Or are you going to be joining them?

If you are making a fancy dress costume of ghostly decorations - send us a picture! westcountry@itv.com @itvwestcountry

Star Wars star 'really excited' to see The Force Awakens

Warwick Davis, who made his name playing Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, told us he can't wait for the new film to come out - both as a fan and someone involved.

Mr Davis is going to be spreading some of the Force around the Bristol Hippodrome soon, where he's appearing in the Snow White Christmas panto.

The new Star Wars film comes out on December 18.

First look at Aardman's alternative take on Christmas

The Farmer's Llamas can be seen this Christmas. Credit: Aardman Animations

Bristol's Aardman Animations have given fans a first look at their rather unusual Christmas special.

Shaun made his debut in Nick Park's A Close Shave in 1995. He's since gone on to star in his own TV series and his own movie. This summer Shaun statues could be seen all across Bristol and London as the Shaun in the City trail took to the streets. The Farmer's Llamas will be his first 30-minute special - and it's set to air this Christmas.

But true to form, Aardman haven't conformed to tradition. Reindeer have been replaced by Hector, Fernando and Raul - a flock of llamas who get tangled up in Shaun's adventures.

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