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Two new Gromit statues in Bristol for Christmas

Two new Gromit statues will be back in Bristol in time for Christmas.

Dani Marlborough from Gromit Unleashed among some of the giant Gromit sculptures Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

They will be at the Gromit Unleashed Shop in the Mall at Cribbs Causeway, and will be given out as raffle prizes.

The main Gromit statues were auctioned for more than two million pounds.

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Gromit stars in adverts for Bristol

Aardman character Gromit is starring in a new series of films to promote Bristol as a short break destination. This summer, 80 sculptures of the animated dog will form an art trail around the city.

This scene from the film shows the deliverymen paying the toll for Clifton Suspension Bridge. Credit: Icon Films

The main film stars two hapless delivery men, failing to navigate their way around Bristol to deliver one of the giant Gromit sculptures to an unknown destination.

Dozens of Gromits unleashed in Bristol

Dozens of giant sculptures of Gromit, Aardman's famous animated dog, arrived in Bristol today. They'll be painted and put on display in July, before being sold off to raise money for the Childrens' Hospital.

Famous illustrators such as Raymond Briggs, who created The Snowman, and The Gruffalo's Axel Scheffler will be among those painting unique designs.

Jane Solomons reports:

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