Shoppers in Swindon may have rubbed their eyes in disbelief - but yes, there really was a camel at the Brunel Shopping Centre. It was part of a nativity event staged by the Bible Society.
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A memorial will be built commemorating those who have lost their lives in the River Avon - it will have 18 steps leading up from the river.
Chilly start, cloud will thicken through the day.
A cold day, cloud thickens this afternoon.