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Final morning mass ascent cancelled due to bad weather

This morning's final mass ascent was cancelled due to bad weather Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Bad weather meant this morning's final mass ascent at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta was cancelled. Organisers say the public car parks are operating fine but they are limiting the access for trailers. A meeting is being held this morning to discuss the rest of the day's plans.


Time for Shaun to have his 'day in the sun'

After the success of last year's Gromit Unleashed campaign Shaun the Sheep will now take the stand and fundraise for Bristol Children's Hospital.

120 sculptures will be placed across Bristol and London this Autumn.

The creator of the UK's favourite children's character, Nick Park, has been closely involved with designing them and setting up the 'Trail of two cities'.

Shaun sculptures in a trail of two cities

After Gromit fever swept through Bristol last year with thousands upon thousands flocking to see patterned sculptures placed around the city - Aardman will have another character invading next year.

'Shaun in the City' will see 120 Shaun the Sheep sculptures on the streets of Bristol and London - each painted by celebrities and artists.

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