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Up, up and away at the Tiverton balloon fiesta

Balloons taking off in Tiverton early this morning. Photo: ITV News / Seth Conway

More than 40 balloons are taking to the skies above Tiverton this weekend for the annual fiesta.

Conditions were perfect early this morning as 47 took off from Tiverton High School and Petroc campus.

The balloons flew towards Cullompton. Tonight they're expected to fill the skies above Tiverton once more. Credit: ITV News / Seth Conway
47 balloons flew this morning in perfect conditions. This is the view over Tiverton town centre. Credit: ITV News / Seth Conway
The spectacular view over the Devon countryside. Credit: ITV News / Seth Conway

More mass ascents are due to take place on Saturday and Sunday evening at 6.30pm.

There will also be the popular 'Night Glow' where balloons will give a fire and light show, choreographed to music alongside fire jugglers and a lantern procession.

Thanks to Sandra Hayball for this photo of a balloon going overhead.