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Thousands turn out for Bristol International Balloon Fiesta night glow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta night glow Credit: ITV West

Thousands of people descended on Ashton Court in Bristol last night for the night glow, one of the highlights of the city's balloon fiesta.

Around 30 hot air balloons were lit up in time to music in the now world-famous spectacle. Events continue today with the first mass ascent of the festival going ahead this morning - weather permitting.

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34th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta preview

Around 20 balloons arrived bright and early for a mass descent over Bristol this morning to mark the launch of the city's balloon fiesta which begins this weekend.

More than a quarter of a million people are expected to attend the four day event, making it one of the largest outdoor events in the country.

Jonty Messer reports:

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