100,000 people lined the streets last night for the Bridgwater Carnival.
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Organisers of the Bridgwater Carnival say this year's event raised £21,000 for charity.
It wasn't the biggest carnival the town has ever seen, but even so, 100,000 people lined the streets to see it.
Mark Thomas reports.
Bridgwater Carnival raised £21,000 for charity this year. This was slightly down on 2012, when £24,565 was raised. Approximately 100,000 people watched this year's event.
Bridgwater carnival organiser Dave Stoke says carnival groups are already looking to 2014.
Crowds in Bridgwater are already finding their places for the best view of tonight's carnival. It's the biggest event of its kind in the UK and more than 50 carts- or floats- will wind their way through the town.
The Government has given the go ahead to build Britain's first new nuclear power station in a decade at Hinkley Point near Bridgwater.
Speaking today David Cameron said: "I think this is a really important day for our country, the day when we have agreed to build a new nuclear power station, I hope the first of many nuclear power stations here at Hinkley Point, Hinkley Point C."