Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater's famous carnival - held on a Saturday for the first time in years - had 117 entries, including more than 50 illuminated carts. Each one is up to 100ft long with up to 25,000 lights.

Carnival update

This weekend tens of thousands of people packed the streets of Bridgwater for the carnival.

For the first time the event was moved from a Friday to a Saturday night in the hope of bringing in bigger crowds. And it seems the move worked.

This year the street charity collection raised more than 24 and a half thousand pounds. That's up almost three and a half thousand pounds on last year

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Bridgwater fireworks to start Guy Fawkes Carnival with a bang

Fireworks display Credit: PA

A fireworks display will be held in Bridgwater tonight [Friday] to prepare the town for the annual Guy Fawkes Carnival.

The carnival will take place tomorrow for the first time in years to make it more accessible to families.

There'll also be a fairground at St Matthews Field.

The event is organised by Bridgwater Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council.