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New Gromit unveiled at Cribbs Causeway

New Gromit unveiled at Cribbs Causeway Credit: ITV News West Country

A small crowd has gathered at the Gromit Unleashed shop at Cribbs ahead of the unveiling of the new Gromit Sculpture.

'Facts The Way we did it LAD' is the new Gromit Credit: ITV News West Country

The 5ft high sculpture called 'Facts The Way we did it LAD' reveals the success of Gromit Unleashed showing stats and facts about the trail.

The first selfies with the new Gromit Credit: ITV News West Country
Gavin Strange with his latest Gromit Credit: ITV News West Country


First anniversary of Gromit Unleashed celebrated

First anniversary of Gromit Unleashed celebrated Credit: ITV News West Country

Events and competitions are taking place at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol to celebrate the first anniversary of Gromit Unleashed. £4.5 million pounds has been raised as part of the Grand Appeal for Bristol Children's Hospital.

Today a new 5ft sculpture has been unveiled by Aardman's Gavin Strange to celebrate the success.

Salisbury and Gloucester cathedrals to get Government grants

Salisbury Cathedral to get Government grant Credit: Bennett Dean/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Gloucester Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral are to receive thousands of pounds of Government money which was announced in the Budget to mark the role the historic buildings will play in First World War commemoration events. £20 million in total is being given to cathedrals across the country.

Salisbury will get £485,000 for external repair and conservation work while Gloucester will get £233,500.

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said: "We are ensuring these magnificent buildings are preserved for future generations so they continue to serve their communities and congregations."

"This fund is just one part of the Government's preparations to ensure the UK is ready to remember and mark the heroic sacrifice so many made a century ago."

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.


Culture Secretary to visit Cheltenham Banksy

'Spy Booth' Credit: ITV West Country

The governments Culture Secretary Sajid Javid is visiting Cheltenham later to try to drum up support for keeping a Banksy artwork in the town.

Scaffolding was erected around 'The spy booth' after the artist confirmed it was his. Campaigners are trying to raise £650,000 to buy the house and turn it into a museum.

Footage from Stroud fire

Gloucestershire firefighters have been dealing with a major blaze in Stroud overnight.

It started at Griffin Mill in Thrupp at around half past eight yesterday evening.

Some buildings were evacuated and people living nearby were-asked to stay indoors and close their windows because of the chemicals thought to be inside. 60 firefighters were at the scene on the scene. Part of the A419 is closed.

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