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'He's done remarkably well' : people of the South West thank Prince Philip

Prince Philip will not make any further official appearances in the South West after announcing his retirement.

The 95 year-old will step down from service in the autumn and there are no scheduled engagements in the West Country before then.

Today, we spoke to people in Ashburton and Bristol, who gave us this reaction to the news:

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Graffiti marriage proposal brings love to Bristol street

Luckily for such a public proposal, the bride-to-be said yes. Credit: ITV News

A couple in Bristol have got engaged after a rather unique proposal - in graffiti.

The colourful display can be seen in North Street, in the Bedminster area of the city.

Credit: ITV News

Groom-to-be Jago teamed up with the street artist and illustrator known as SPZero76 to ask his partner Anna to be his wife.

Luckily for such a public proposal - she said yes.

Today I helped Jago propose to Anna with the help of Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival

She said Yes!!!

– SP Zero76 Facebook page

Seen any elves lately?

Elves are taking over Bedminster in Bristol Credit: ITV News

Part of Bristol is getting shoppers in the Christmas spirit with its very own elf trail.

If you head to Bedminster, you might find yourself bumping into some elves. The community is taking it all very seriously - local schools have provided some of the little helpers and there's even an 'Elf and Safety' office.

The idea is children look for some of a hundred elves and claim rewards at candy check-in points if they spot them.

Obviously I think the kids will really jump on board and I hope their parents too. Anyone strolling through the area can just have it as an extra fun thing to do, you know - spot some elves.

– Russell Henry, Project Manager
Setting up the checkpoints ready for the elf hunt Credit: ITV News

Another Residents' Parking Zone comes into force in Bristol

Foam was pumped inside several parking machines in Montpelier earlier this year. Credit: ITV West Country

The controversial roll-out of resident parking zones in Bristol continues today, as Bedminster becomes the latest area to go live with the scheme.

Mayor George Ferguson introduced the zones across the city to stop commuter parking and reduce congestion.

The scheme has been met with mixed reviews, with many concerned about the impact on trade. In Montpelier, signs and parking meters were vandalised.

A defaced parking sign elsewhere in the city Credit: ITV News
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