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First Christmas light switch on revealed

It's that time of year again - Christmas is fast creeping up and it's time for the Christmas light switch on.

And this year All Saints have been announced at the headline act to turn the lights on at Cribbs Causeway.

The band will take to the stage at The Mall on November 10 to perform their biggest hits and flick the festive switch.

10,000 free tickets will be given away for the event, in exchange for a £2 suggested donation per head, with the money going to BBC Children in Need.

All Saints are switching on the Christmas lights at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway this year Credit: Matt Crossick/PA

We’re very excited to welcome All Saints to The Mall! The event has drawn some big names to Bristol in previous years with Blue, The Saturdays, JLS and Olly Murs helping to raise a total of over £70,000 for charity.

– Maria Crayton, The Mall at Cribbs Causeways

The Mall will be giving away tickets every day from mid-October. They will be available on a first come, first served basis from The Mall’s Information Desk during opening hours.


Shaun the Sheep ticket site crashes after huge demand

Credit: ITV West Country

The website selling tickets for Bristol's new Shaun the Sheep exhibition has been taken down after huge demand.

The exhibition site says tickets will be available again after the problem is fixed.

The Shaun in the City sculptures have been hugely popular in Bristol. The new exhibition at Cribbs Causeway is set to bring them all together, along with sculptures from London.


Winter comes to Cribbs Causeway with the help of Union J

The mall at Cribbs Causeway has been transformed into a winter wonderland Credit: Cribbs Causeway
Getting their skates on - the ice rink offers an extra treat for Christmas shoppers Credit: Cribbs Causeway
The boyband Union J, which features George Shelley from Clevedon (second from left) is switching on the Christmas lights at the Mall tonight Credit: Union J

Man stabbed at shopping centre near Bristol

The man was stabbed between Marks & Spencer and Waterstones book store just after 12 noon. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed at a busy shopping centre near Bristol.

The 41-year-old was stabbed in his lower back just before noon at the Mall at Cribbs Causeway.

His condition has been described as "serious but not life threatening".

A 46-year-old man has been arrested and is in police custody.

New Gromit to be unveiled at Cribbs Causeway

one of 80 giant Gromits spotted in Bristol last summer Credit: ITV West Country

Those behind Gromit Unleashed are celebrating the campaign's first anniversary by unveiling a new 5ft Gromit at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.

Thousands spotted the 80 giant sculptures placed around Bristol last summer. The appeal has raised £4.5 million for Bristol Children's Hospital so far.

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