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How you've been spending the Bank Holiday Weekend

Thousands of people from across the West Country have been making the most of the unusually hot early May Bank Holiday Weekend.

Locals and holidaymakers have basked in the heat after temperatures reached nearly 29C today. Which would make it the hottest Bank Holiday Monday since records began.

The sun and sea on the Isles of Scilly

On Saturday, Cheltenham Racecourse played host to PetLife, a dog-friendly festival organised by the PDSA to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

The festival combined music and dogs, with music from The Vamps, Jessie-J, and the Kaiser Chiefs.

stage at PDSA petlife event in Cheltenham

Also this weekend the annual Festival of Food and Drink took place in Exeter city centre. It’s the fifteenth year that traders have showcased some of the region’s finest produce.

In Cornwall it was perfect weather for the traditional Black Prince May Day Procession, taking place in villages in the county.

The festival banishes winter and welcomes spring and summer with singing and dancing through the streets.

Carrying the boat through the village of millbrook Credit: Ken Trethewey

Looe Rowing Club was declared the winners for the first time in the World Pilot Gig Championships this weekend after the fog finally cleared.

The competition took place on the Isles of Scilly and saw more than 150 gigs participate.

Gig rowing boats on a beach on the Isles of Scilly

For some, the weekend has been a chance to head to the beach. Thousands have flocked to the Cornish coast to soak up the sun and even swim in the sea.